Climber inspires hundreds of students

PUBLISHED: 17:58 14 November 2018

Matt Dickenson talked to students at four schools.	Picture: Shane Dean

Matt Dickenson talked to students at four schools. Picture: Shane Dean

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One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Matt Dickenson talked to students at four schools.	Picture: Shane DeanMatt Dickenson talked to students at four schools. Picture: Shane Dean

Matt Dickenson wowed almost 1,000 pupils from Worle School, Ashcombe Primary School, St Anne’s Church Academy and Castle Batch Primary School Academy with his tales of climbing Mount Everest which he described as the ‘most beautiful place on the planet’.

Matt has written more than 10 books and won numerous awards since his first book Death Zone sold 250,000 copies.

He has also climbed more than 40 mountains and gave youngsters tips on how to write books, which included to read different genres, plan the story in a lot of detail and give 24 story developments.

Matt said: “It was great to see the response from kids at the different schools when I was telling them about my adventures.

Matt Dickenson talked to students at four schools.	Picture: Shane DeanMatt Dickenson talked to students at four schools. Picture: Shane Dean

“Education is very important, so is writing and being creative.”

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