School assembly talks from an experienced guest speaker
David can provide a range of assembly talks which include images that can also act as a taster for talks later in the day. His most popular assembly talk is detailed below but themes from any of his full talks can form the basis of an assembly talk, for example environmental ethics and sustainability, nature conservation, and how love overcame bigotry in southern Africa at the height of apartheid.
"Things I wish I could have told my teenage self"
This 15 minute assembly talk looks at how David developed his interests and how along the way he learned things that he wishes he could have gone back in time to tell his teenage self. Life tips are sprinkled into a talk about adventure and development.
There’s plenty of light-heartedness too, including why he felt smug in hospital after breaking both legs mountaineering, what goes through your mind when you think you’re just about to be killed by a volcano, persuading someone else to cross a glacial river first in a dodgy boat, and how newspapers can write stories about your adventures that you don’t recognise! The talk is designed for secondary pupils and gives a taste for the other talks he may be giving the school throughout the rest of the day. It’s designed to be entertaining, engaging and inspiring but also provide some thoughtful insights into developing as a person.