You shall not pass!

Ever struggled for a way to motivate your children when it comes to school work?

How does a visit from Gandalf the wizard himself suffice?

Pretty amazing right!?

Well, believe it or not, Sir Ian McKellen – who plays Gandalf in Lord of The Rings, took it upon himself to offer some words of wisdom to the pupils of Chew Valley School in Bristol.

And what did he say to the students to motivate them for their exams..?

“If you don’t do your revision properly, do you know what will happen..?”


In case you didn’t know, those are the famous words of Gandalf when he faced Balrog – a beastly creature, at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm in the story by JRR Tolkien.

Now that’s what we call a motivational speech!

They’ll be no failed exams in that school!


Would Gandalf motivate you?


Let us know!


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