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Inspirational Speakers for Y7-13 students

Discussion in 'Independent' started by ickletp, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. ickletp

    ickletp New commenter


    Do you have, or have you had any inspirational speakers at your school recently? I'm looking to fill some gaps in the School calendar for years 7-13 high achieving independent girls' school.

    Recommendations are very welcome. I am based in the Hertfordshire area.

    Thank you
  2. peapicker

    peapicker Star commenter

    Have a look at Inspiring the Future. https://www.inspiringthefuture.org/ I have found this to be an excellent organisation.
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  3. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter


    Bonita Norris - climbed Everest when she was 22 (youngest woman to do so until a 19 year old completed the climb a few years ago). I think she’s based in Berkshire.

    Jane Simister - former teacher who now writes and speaks on topics such as Thinking Skills and Character Education. I believe she’s based in London.

    Suzi Digby - founder of the Voices Foundation - I’ve heard her speak to education professionals (rather than pupils) about the value of Music/the Arts.

    Someone from the charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ - I think the story of how this charity, by offering a free midday meal to children who attend school in some very poor countries, is inspiring. It’s enabling girls to gain an education and break the cycle of early marriage, very young motherhood and poverty.
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  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    This fellow from Willow Management is very good:

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  5. theluckycat

    theluckycat Occasional commenter

    Ian B Dunne (do a Google search), extremely charismatic science teacher and presenter, sold out shows at University of Southampton Science and Engineering Festival every year. Incredible subject knowledge too.
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  6. theluckycat

    theluckycat Occasional commenter

    Also James Campbell (Google him), author and comedian. Wildly funny at Hay Festival recently, talks about life/animals/being a child.
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  7. ickletp

    ickletp New commenter

    Thank you - much appreciated
  8. RjMaan

    RjMaan New commenter

    Yes, we have a motivational speaker in our university. He is Rj in FM and has good ability to speak. It is good to have such versatile personality in institute.

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