Asby Endowed School

Inspirational Speaker

Over the past few months we have had visits from various ‘Motivational Speakers’.  This week we had a visit from Debbie North, who truly inspired both children and staff with her story and determination to succeed in the face of adversity.  She is truly passionate about breaking down barriers and creating a countryside for all.


The children were also delighted to meet Debbie’s assistance dog ‘Tip’, who behaved impeccably!  Each child had ‘a go’ on the all-terrain wheelchair, which was great fun!


Debbie is the founder of the charity Access the Dales, which provides all-terrain wheelchairs for the Yorkshire Dales to help people living with Disability to get outdoors.  To find out more about Debbie and Access the Dales, go to