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School assembly guest speaker

School assembly talk speaker

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"

David Edwards - public speaker giving talks to schools and clubs on travel and adventure 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.

"I sometimes think when I’ve been a guest speaker at schools that for some students it’s hard to relate to the person on stage: they’re seeing an adult ‘finished product’ who is somehow on a pedestal they could never climb onto, and don’t realise that the speaker has perhaps taken an erratic path to get there and one that is equally accessible to them. So I start with my unprepossessing school days, trying lots of different things after school before discovering my passion, the opportunities I threw myself into (including sampling molten lava in Hawaii), the importance of making friends along the way, the importance of ‘giving things a go’."

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.



“I have heard from numerous staff and pupils how much your talks were enjoyed and know that there has been a buzz in Geography since Monday. Thank you for making the effort to travel so far to come and speak, I will definitely be recommending you to my old school and others around and I know this is something the Head of Department would be interested in for next year.”
Victoria Marriott, New Hall School

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