World-renowned explorer inspires Gryphon students
Students were inspired after a visit by adventurer Jason Lewis this week. Jason, who is from Bridport, is an award-winning author, explorer, and sustainability advocate. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth by human power—without using motors or sails. He walked, cycled, and inline skated five continents, and kayaked, swam, rowed, and pedalled a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. It took him thirteen years to complete the epic 46,505-mile journey.
Jason visited The Gryphon and talked to students about his journey, and his new young adult book trilogy, which documents his adventures. During the evening, he also gave a talk, in conjunction with Sherborne Literary Festival, to 100 members of the public – with proceeds from the event going towards funding The Gryphon’s Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
Julie Hoskins, LRC Manager at The Gryphon School said “It was incredibly inspiring to have Jason visit the school and we are very grateful to Sherborne Literary Festival who funded the event. Jason’s passion for environmental issues really resonated with the students, and they were fascinated to hear about his future plans to navigate around the British coastline in May”.