Eaton Bank Academy

TEDx youth@Manchester

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A group of Year 13 students have enjoyed the seventh TEDx youth@Manchester, hosted at Fallibroome Academy.  The sixth formers enjoyed five different speakers who shared their view on a range of thought provoking subjects.

The guest speakers included Dr Alice Bows-Larkin, a professor of Climate Science whose presentation was entitled ‘Paris and Perspectives on Climate Change’.  Katrine Marcal, the author of ‘Who cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner’ gave a thought provoking speech about economics and feminism, whilst mountaineer Matt Dickinson delivered an entertaining speech with the intriguing title of ‘UGG, SUGG, TUGG GARY…The ways Stone Age man can teach us how to win!’

The highest profile speaker at the event was journalist, author and former political strategist Alastair Campbell, who has in recent years become increasingly involved with mental health charities and causes. His inspiring presentation ‘The worst things that happen can often be the best’ drew on his life experiences and tackled the topic of resilience.

The students were accompanied Mrs Rice, who commented “The speakers were amazing. It was an incredible, inspirational morning for all involved.  Thank you The Fallibroome Academy for hosting the event and inviting us to take part in such a motivational and thought provoking conference”.