Whilst a lot of our enquiries are corporate-related, we do get requests from schools, colleges, and universities, looking for speakers to come in and speak to their students or staff on inset days.
We are always keen to help out if we can and there are a number of speakers we work with that are happy to consider school requests (subject to availability) and these are just a few examples to bear in mind if you planning such an event.
Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker and motivational speaker & fundraiser who learned how to walk, talk and speak again after contracting three virus infections at the same time. After what many would consider a miracle, Anthony was given only a 10% chance of survival, but has made a full recovery and is inspiring businesses, schools, and organisations with his optimism and bubbly personality.
With a highly infectious and positive outlook on life, Anthony takes his audience on a crucial journey on how he turned a huge negative situation and used it to fuel positive outward ripples in his daily life.
Anthony was brilliant, truly inspirational, staff really related to him, and shared some remarkable stories. Lots of emotions for many.– Bury College
John Hoskison is a former Professional Golfer and schools speaker whose career was cut short after a drink driving incident saw him sent to prison. In 1976, at the age of seventeen, John became a professional golfer at the RAC Country Club in Epsom. For three years he practiced every hour available and wore out golf clubs, but after thousands of hours of dedicated work he took his tournament players card and qualified to play the European Tour.
In 1994 however, he shattered the life he had forged. On a November evening, he broke a discipline he had maintained for twenty years and accepted a drink after a golf match before driving home. On his journey back he hit and killed a cyclist and was sentenced to three years in prison. In the blink of an eye, everything John knew was shattered.
For the last fifteen years, John Hoskison has tried to make up for what happened. He has spoken at over 200 schools, to over 80,000 children, about the dangers of taking unnecessary risks. He has also attended many conferences about how to improve prison and has spoken to many of the top judges in the country, regularly attending the Judicial Studies Board Seminars.
Darren Edwards is a former mountaineer and Army Reservist who sustained a life-changing injury in the summer of 2016. The near-fatal climbing accident would leave Darren permanently paralysed from the chest down. With determination, grit, and positivity, Darren has overcome adversity by becoming a Disabled Adventurer, Expedition Leader, and Motivational Speaker.
Darren has spoken at a number of schools and has three separate talks depending on ages ranges:
- Key Stage 1 (Primary): Dreaming Big
- Key Stage 2 (Primary): The Resilience Muscle
- Key Stage 3/4 (Secondary): Strength Through Adversity
Lucy Houliston is a Zoologist, digital content producer, National Geographic Young Explorer, and speaker with a passion for weird wildlife and conservation. An experienced speaker, Lucy Houliston has delivered school talks internationally; presented at numerous conferences and festivals; and moderated and hosted live and digital events for the likes of Reserva: The Youth Land Trust, the British Ecological Society, and National Geographic.
Her topics include –
- Creative conservation: Using stories and media to save weird wildlife
- Wildlife-focused talks: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sloths!
- The Youth Protecting Our Planet: Insights from a young conservationist and environmentalist
- From Studios to Sloth Sanctuaries: Media and conservation careers advice
Josh Littlejohn is one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and inspirational speakers having founded pioneering social enterprises and led a global movement to tackle homelessness and displacement.
Josh began working on the homelessness issue when he founded Social Bite, a social enterprise in Scotland with a mission to eradicate homelessness in the country. Social Bite started as a small chain of sandwich shops that began offering jobs and free food to homeless people. The cafes shot to global fame when Hollywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in Edinburgh in 2015. Another Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio then visited the social enterprise in 2016. Social Bite has employed over 100 homeless people and gives out over 140,000 items of free food each year to those in need. Social Bite has also been visited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and The Duchess of Cambridge.
“It went really well… “What an amazing talk! So inspirational.” …” such a great choice” and so on…..Josh was so good and so nice as a person. Lots of respect and empathy for him and his values from the audience. – Notts Trent University
Dr. Suzie Imber achieved international recognition when she won the BBC2 TV series ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?’ in which 12 candidates underwent astronaut training with astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. They faced a range of challenges including taking their own blood, speaking Russian while in a centrifuge at 5g, and carrying out emergency procedures on the NASA undersea astronaut training facility, Aquarius. Suzie received a letter of recommendation from Chris Hadfield to support her application to the European Space Agency astronaut training programme.
Her “daytime job” is as Associate Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester, UK. She specialises in studying the impact of the solar wind on the planets in our solar system, particularly the Earth and Mercury. Currently, she works in Operations Planning for the BepiColombo spacecraft, due to arrive at Mercury in 2025.
“Everyone is singing your praises after the excellent after-dinner session you delivered: they highly recommend you!” IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) March 2022
Phil Olley is a sought-after inspirational speaker and international author, who works with companies and individuals throughout the world to help them dramatically enhance performance, improve results, and achieve their goals.
Having had an exciting military career, Phil entered business in 1990. His experience of leadership in the military coupled with his ‘business baptism’ in sales, and a passion for how to overcome adversity, ensure his speeches are packed with real-life examples, and delivered with creativity and clarity.
Phil has developed a talk called Stepping up to the Start line” Engagement, inspiration, and motivation for young adults. More details can be found here https://www.scampspeakers.co.uk/stepping-up-to-the-start-line/
Richard McCann is an inspirational, powerful, and moving motivational speaker, and founder of the ICan Academy designed to help ignite people’s mindsets and allow them to grow, develop and become more successful
Born into poverty on a tough council estate in Leeds, England, he was placed on the “At-risk” register before he could walk and talk. Then, just one week before his sixth birthday, his mother was tragically taken from him when she became the first victim of a man who would go on to become one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, Peter Sutcliffe.
What followed was foster parents, time in a care home, and then a deprived childhood living with his often violent and drunken father. Richard eventually left school with no qualifications and very little self-esteem. After stumbling from one mistake after another, he fell into petty crime and this led to a stint in the same prison as his mother’s killer! When he was released, he had few prospects and entered a suicide pact with one of his sisters. He had reached his rock bottom.
It was at this point, Richard started to turn his life around and develop an ICan attitude and philosophy that led him to become a Sunday Times No1 Best Selling author whose first book, Just a Boy, made sales of almost half a million in the UK alone and was translated into more than 10 different languages.
If you planning an educational-related event please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be delighted to help.