Chalfonts students had the honour of a visit from a true war hero, Johnson Beharry, VC. Johnson was awarded the Victoria Cross the highest military decoration for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, for twice saving members of his unit from ambushes at Al-Amarah, Iraq .
Beharry talked to students about his experiences and commanded their utmost respect for what he had been through and his immense courage. He emphasised the importance of team work, determination and working hard. His message was loud and clear and everyone felt truly inspired by his story.
A year 10 students said 'It was an honour to meet him as he is such a hero. It was an inspiring story. I would like to have his courage and a positive outlook like him.'
So many students went to meet and talk to Johnson after his talk. He was open and chatty with the students and allowed them to hold his Victoria Cross and have photos taken.
Johnson Beharry is a truly inspirational hero who has certainly left an overwhelming impact on our students. It was invaluable for students to talk with such an inspiring hero, and to learn from him about the challenges which can be overcome. Students and staff feel extremely fortunate and honoured that he visited The College, wish him all the best and hope he will be able to come again.
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