12 February 2008
By Sophie Barley
MOTIVATIONAL – The Scary Guy visited George Pindar Community Sports College to speak to staff and members of the community about his inspirational work. Twenty people including staff, pupils, and local police officers were invited to the event which aimed to raise awareness of Scary Guy’s work in the college and the wider community.
Scary Guy has worked closely with the Eastfield school for more than three years and his mission is to eliminate hate, violence, and prejudice.
Assistant headteacher Felicity Davis said: “Scary Guy has done so much at George Pindar and we were delighted to have him back in school.
“He was talking to various people about what he does and how they can get involved in his work.
“He has made such a difference here since he started work with us three years ago.”
Miss Davis said since he first started speaking to the pupils, GCSE results have improved by 20 percent and attendance figures have gone up from 80 percent to 92 percent.
She said: “He has made a big impact on the pupils and they all love talking to him when he visits.
“I applaud his work and want to thank him for all he has done and also to Pindar PLC for the support they have given to this project as well.”
Scary Guy is from Minnesota in America and has worked with more than five million people around the world.
His audiences consist of both children and adults within schools and corporations worldwide.
He has visited many Scarborough schools over the years and he is well known for his work in improving children’s behaviour.