School assembly talks from an inspiring guest speaker
I can offer a wide range of assembly talks. Their images can act as a taster for other talks later in the day. My most popular assembly talk is detailed below but themes from any of my full talks can form the basis of an assembly talk, for example environmental ethics and sustainability, nature conservation, adventure, 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 talk looks at how I developed my interests and how along the way I learned things that I wish I could have gone back in time to tell my teenage self. Life tips are sprinkled into a talk about adventure and development.
There’s plenty of light-heartedness too, including why I 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 I 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.