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This time it was St Andrews High School in Kirkaldy and we had the pleasure of addressing 180 fourth form pupils who were the most engaged that we have experienced so far. In particular we were impressed by the questions that were asked at the end of my 50 minute presentation. We were asked about the future for MMT and also I was asked more about my own health and the specific challenges of training for a marathon with a brain tumour and cranial nerve damage.

In the year group are a number of pupils whose sights are firmly set on medicine, neurology and even neurosciences. Questions beyond the session were prolific too, with many of the pupils staying back to ask me questions more privately and also participate in a group photo.

The atmosphere at St Andrews High School is lovely in a laid back fashion. The pupils are self - confident, eager to learn and easy to be with - as were the deputy, the Head and AN other???

All in all it was a great morning, inspiring, motivating and rewarding in the outcomes. A huge thank you to everyone at St Andrews High for making us feel so welcome and we look forward to visiting again at some future date.

“This is the area of medicine that I would like to work in so this presentation was of particular interest to me.  I, like many others found it inspirational and moving.  It gave me some perspective on how severe your condition can become if you have a seizure when you are a young baby.  I was surprised to discover how little research has taken place until more recently.  It was good to hear how the Muir Maxwell Trust are helping to fund research for epilepsy.  Anne Maxwell proves how much you can achieve if you put your mind to it.” 

“An inspirational story which helped me to appreciate what I have in my life and how fortunate I am.”  

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