Day: 14 May 2019

  • Accessing Careers Talks Alongside your S4S speakers

    Speakers for Schools has long worked with Inspiring the Future to complement our programme of  high-profile, inspiring figures who can help students hear from those influential figures shaping today. Offering volunteers from all levels of their careers and a range of industries, connects state schools with volunteers to talk about their careers and offer careers activities, free of charge.  Like us, their aim is to help improve connections to inspiring conversations with outside speakers and level the playing field. We asked the Assistant Vice Principal of Castle View Academy, Emma McDermott to share her experiences of using Speakers for Schools and Inspiring the Future… […]

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  • ”The biggest mistake you could make is not aiming high enough”

    Tessa Matchett encourages students to pursue their dreams Tessa Matchett is head of press at ITV. Her message was simple: find what you love and pursue what you enjoy. “You’re going to work for a long time. It’s important to find something you love and enjoy.” Much of Tessa’s talk was centred around life lessons and why it is so important for the students to have self-belief. Originally from the ‘East End’, Tessa was the first person in her family to go to university. “None of my family had been to university, but my friends encouraged me.” Tessa also discussed how she […]

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