ITV News reports that adventurer Bear Grylls may be able to take on any practical challenge now, but he has admitted that he struggled as a child due to a lack of real-life skills and confidence.
The Eton-educated TV presenter has called on schools to offer more classes offering hands-on subjects ranging from keeping fit, healthy eating to starting businesses.
“I wasn’t very good at school, and I struggled a lot with confidence,” he told a global skills conference in Dubai.
“There’s stuff I wish people had taught me.
“I don’t know whether you agree with this or not, but I wish they had taught me how to keep fit, how to eat healthy food, how to lead a team, how to communicate with people.
“I wouldn’t have minded even a bit of entrepreneurial stuff, or citizenship, all of this sort of stuff, a bit of tax, a bit of legal.”
Grylls said that he saw many of the problems he had encountered repeated with his own children.
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