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Digital Talk with Turia Pitt and Alex Mckinnon 10:30am AEST 18th October Years 7-10 (Stage 4, Stage 5)

  18-Oct-2022      10:30AM
Live Event

We talk to these two inspirational humans about overcoming adversity, gratitude, resilience, managing change and addressing mental health challenges.


Alex McKinnon was 22, playing professional rugby with the Newcastle Knights, when he suffered a horrific spinal cord injury on the field. Confronted by the inability to walk, use his hands, or perform normal daily activities, Alex was suddenly facing unimaginable challenges. Now a loving husband and father of three beautiful daughters and a Recruitment Manager for his former team, Alex made a commitment to break the ‘why me?’ mentality and make the most of his situation.

Surviving burns to 65% of her body during an ultramarathon, Turia Pitt is living proof that with the right mindset, anything is possible. A bestselling author, two-time Ironman, surfer, adventure-seeker and mum of two, she spends her time making (and doing) cool things that help people get happier and more confident.

We talk to these two inspirational humans about overcoming adversity, gratitude, resilience, managing change and addressing mental health challenges.

If your students have a question that they would like to ask, you will have the opportunity to record it and send it in for Alex and Turia to answer on the day. Questions will need to be received by Sydney Opera House no later than Monday 10th of October.  Further instructions on how to do this will be sent to you upon booking.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sydney Opera House

Event Details

Date & Time

  18-Oct-2022    10:30AM

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


45 Minutes



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

PDHPE » Movement Skills » Movement Skill and Performance

Other KLAs

English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Reading and Viewing

Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Appreciating (Visual Arts)

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This excursion will be streamed via YouTube only.


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Name: Creative Learning

Phone: 02 9250 7770

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/schools/whatson-schools/digitalclassroomexperiences/2021/digital-learning-schools.html

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