Edition: Spring 2013 Aspire To Inspire

Unsung heroes

2 August 2013 TH

You don't have to be the person everyone focuses on to be the hero of a story. We pick some 'unsung heroes' from our favourite films.

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Broadening the ideal of beauty

2 August 2013 TH

Dannielle Miller once wrote a love letter in acceptance and gratitude to her own body. This is the essence of what she teaches young women to do: define beauty for themselves and not in comparison with magazine covers.

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Super human or just human?

2 August 2013 TH

With reports of footballers behaving badly in the media all the time, intern Michael Alvaro explores whether we ask too much of our sporting role models.

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Nerves: A first celebrity interview

2 August 2013 TH

After sending emails and tweeting messages to a range of well-known inspirational celebrity activists, Nicole De Souza was able to secure an interview with World Vision's Tim Costello. Next came the scary part - making the call.

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Learning by example

2 August 2013 TH

What do students find inspirational about their teachers and teachers find inspirational about their students?

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Faith like oxygen

2 August 2013 TH

Defying her doctors, Michelle Newland awoke from a vegetative state and fulfilled her dream of being a teacher - in her own way.

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No ordinary girl

2 August 2013 TH

A story about a young girl who didn't see the special things others saw in her.

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How to win at being a loser

2 August 2013 TH

You can still be a good example to others, even when things aren't going your way. With the help of photographer Peter Casamento, our interns show you how.

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From image to imagination

2 August 2013 TH

Interns Mark McQuillan and Yazmine Lomax chose a piece of artwork to be the subject of a fictional story in an exercise to show how art can inspire art. They chose the painting The Geographer by Johannes Vermeer to use as their muse.

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Making history

2 August 2013 TH

What makes a person inspirational? We look at a few historical figures to see what they might have in common.

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Quiz: How do you inspire others?

2 August 2013 TH

Select the answers that best describe you, and see the sort of inspirational person that you could be.

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Media to motivate

2 August 2013 TH

Yazmine Lomax looks at some of the books, films and songs that inspire her.

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