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Former teacher lauds power of resilience, happiness

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March 15, 2018

Man of the people: Hugh van Cuylenburg delivers messages of resilience to CAGS students.

Taking it all in: Cobram Anglican Grammar students listen eagerly during a guest presentation from Hugh van Cuylenburg from the Resilience Project.

Cobram Anglican Grammar School students have been busy learning about the integral mindset of resilience from Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg.

On Thursday, students were treated to a guest talk from Mr Cuylenburg, who is a former teacher.

He covered a range of topics in a thoroughly engaging presentation.

He discussed a personal connection to mental health as well as how a year spent teaching in India’s north shaped his ideology around resilience and happiness.

He found the children there to be extremely happy, despite having nothing, and that led him to form the Resilience Project.

He has since worked with the Richmond Football Club, Australian women’s soccer team, Australian cricket team and all NRL clubs.

More than 100 parents attended an information night last Wednesday.

The ongoing focus and completion of The Resilience Project curriculum will be led by the staff at Cobram Anglican Grammar.

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