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Actor Paterson Joseph: “Think about the creative industries as a whole village of people who are doing different jobs” 

5 August 2019

Paterson Joseph, photographed by Peter Kindersley

Year 9’s had the chance to see Actor Paterson Joseph interviewed about his career, life lessons and opportunities in the creative sectors – they also had the chance to put their own questions to Paterson!  Paterson shared insights from his career and discussed his passion for acting and the creative sectors, telling the audience he […]

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Supermodel, Icon and Activist Naomi Campbell shares her life lessons with Jamal Edwards and S4S

31 July 2019

Over 150 students in South London had the chance to see Jamal Edwards interview Naomi Campbell about confidence, resilience, diversity in fashion and making time to give back.     Naomi shared insights from her career from being scouted in Covent Garden at 15 to becoming the first Black woman on the cover of French […]

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Want to join S4S as our Communications Manager?

15 June 2019

Speakers for Schools is a social enterprise charity with national reach and profile run by our small yet high-powered central team in London to create impact for young people across the UK. We work with our unique esteemed leaders, influencers and experts to help them reach hundreds of state schools each year through our assembly-style […]

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Facebook VP, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn shares life lessons with Year 10’s

7 June 2019

Photo of audience of students in blue jackets listening to Lady Nicola Mendelsohn talking from behind a podium in a large white room with a banner with the Speakers for Schools logo behind her and to the right.

This week students had the chance to hear from Facebook Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn about her experiences that unexpectedly landed her in the tech sector, her top tips for success and the future of technology. “You are always learning. Do not think that when you finish school- that’s it. Learning takes on so many different […]

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Highlights from the East Midlands this Year!

16 May 2019

This year has already seen dozens of speakers delivering talks across the East Midlands. Below are a few highlights from what we’ve seen so far.   Baroness Tina Stowell Baroness Tina Stowell spoke to students from Year 10 to Year 13 at South Nottinghamshire Academy about how attitude can be key to success. “She was […]

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Accessing Careers Talks Alongside your S4S speakers

14 May 2019

Speakers for Schools has long worked with Inspiring the Future to complement our programme of  high-profile, inspiring figures who can help students hear from those influential figures shaping today. Offering volunteers from all levels of their careers and a range of industries, InspiringtheFuture.org connects state schools with volunteers to talk about their careers and offer careers […]

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Alan Bishop – Creative Careers as told by an industry leader

10 May 2019

  ”The creative industries benefit from diversity” Alan Bishop has had an extensive career in the creative sector, starting in advertising working for Saatchi & Saatchi. Now the CEO of the Creative Industries Federation, a membership body that represents the UK’s fast-growing sector, Alan is well placed to speak about the value of working in the […]

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”It’s OK to fail – it’s not about succeeding it’s about having a go”

30 April 2019

    ‘Acting and drama at school are so important because they ‘install’ the software that’s going to help all the other things to run.’ A thought-provoking metaphor from actor and director, Samuel West. Known for the voice of Pongo in 101 Dalmatians II and theatre work including Richard II, Samuel focused much of his […]

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