Jonathan Rea… Back to School

SBK Rider Report

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea visited Holy Trinity College in Cookstown, Northern Ireland last week with Honda’s School of Dreams, which provided a two-day ‘thinking skills’ workshop for 9-13 year old pupils and educators.

The workshop at Holy Trinity College was the first School of Dreams event to be held in Northern Ireland. Pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School also attended the workshop, giving younger children the chance to get to know their peers and meet their future teachers.

The program helped the pupils to understand the importance of pursuing their dreams, and taught skills and strategies to help turn their dreams into reality. Jonathan Rea attended the workshop as a real life example of a young local who has worked hard to achieve his dream of motorcycle racing on the world stage.

School of Dreams was developed by Honda UK and a team of independent education experts as part of Honda’s commitment to giving back to the local communities in which it operates. School of Dreams helps students and educators discover different, creative and fun ways to learn.

Chris Callan, Science Technician from Holy Trinity College said: "The pupils really loved the two days, and it was great to see the pupils from different schools working together in their teams. It will have helped them realise that as individuals they are unique, but that school life and life in general requires teamwork."

Jonathan Rea Speaks…

"Honda is really good at this kind of thing, and I love getting involved and putting something back. It was a great day and a brilliant opportunity to tell the kids how I went about pursuing my own dreams. I’d also forgotten how good school desserts are!"