"It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves"
Sir Edmund Hilary, Mountain Climber & Antarctic Explorer, famous for being the first person to climb Mount Everest
A unique presentation for Schools and Youth Groups
Lasting a minimum of one hour, these interactive and engaging presentations consist of a unique rollercoaster of images, sounds and amazing tales that encourage students to follow their own dreams and achieve their potential. Outdoor training events incorporating elements of the Survival Story Presentation can be arranged for half or full days as requested, with all equipment provided.
Finding effective ways to engage young people can be a constant challenge for educators. John Sullivan’s ‘Survival Story Presentation’ motivates and inspires students, offering an insight into new cultures, exotic countries and exciting adventure.
John Sullivan joined the Royal Marines at the age of 16, travelling across the world in pursuit of adventure. After leaving the forces he started a company specializing in extreme survival training, working in some of the most inaccessible corners of the globe. John has been an expedition leader for several conservation projects leading gap year students in the jungles of Belize and Borneo and has set up numerous prime time programmes for the BBC and the National Geographic Channel. These have seen him living successfully with different cultures including the famous Biami Cannibal tribe in the Papua New Guinea jungle and the Nomadic peoples of the Sahara Desert.
For a totally new and exciting experience that is sure to challenge, motivate and inspire your young people, contact John Sullivan at Elite Survival Training.
Recent school testimonials
“An inspirational talk from a jungle explorer. The best that I have witnessed in over 30 years of teaching” Teacher, Brislington Enterprise College.
“Inspiring, shows children what they can achieve with thought and hard work”. Teacher, Oak Bank School.
“Loved it, when I arranged it I never realised the children would have responded the way they did” Teacher, Oak Bank School.
“An inspiring day that left an enduring impression – fantastic”. Project Manager, Bigger Picture Arts
“Excellent evening. The scouts and leaders loved hearing about John's adventures. The pictures bought it all to life”. Hackleton Scouts.
Thank you so very much for coming to talk to our sixth formers yesterday evening. Having done wee bit of research about you online I was pretty sure that you were going to be an excellent speaker and you certainly lived up to our expectations! The students were absolutely buzzing by the time that you left, they absolutely loved your talk. The mix of slides and video clips really enhanced the talk and brought your experiences to life and what really struck me was looking around at the students' faces and seeing the admiration in their eyes and that look of 'I could actually do something like that'.
I was particularly impressed at how you aimed the talk at exactly the right level for them too. The centre is buzzing this morning with anecdotes and tales of your adventures.
Good luck with your next expedition and I hope that we can invite you back again in the near future to hear more about your adventures, it was a really excellent evening.
Laura, Queen's College