On Friday 19th January, Lindsey Cole will be coming to speak to the Senior School in Assembly about her adventures. She is also making time to meet a small number of students for lunch, and will also be leading a workshop session for interested students.
More about Lindsay Cole?
Lindsey grew up near Rickmansworth and has returned from her most recent expedition in Australia where she walked 1000 miles solo following the Rabbit Proof Fence through the Western Australian desert. She retraced the journey of three aboriginal girls who had been forcibly removed from their homes. They were placed in a settlement to be assimilated into white society and they escaped, walking 1000 miles home to Jigalong, following the Rabbit Proof Fence.
The story was made into a book and a film, which came out in 2004. She read the book whilst backpacking in 2007 and was inspired by the characters' story after the loss of her father. It was many years in the waiting for her to pay homage and retrace their journey. Lindsey even had the fortune of meeting one of the girls who made the journey herself 86 years ago- she is now 96! She is writing a book about her adventure and visits schools about her experiences.
Lindsey's previous adventures have included: cycling the length of Africa, running across Britain, roller skating to Paris and a few Ironman triathlons.
Learn more about Linsey here:
We are very much looking forward to welcoming Lindsey to RMS next term, and are sure that she will be a very inspiring guest!