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External Speaker Programme – Easter Term 2019

As part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme, we are delighted to be welcoming to Canford once again a wide range of thought provoking external speakers this term to share their experiences.

The first of these, by Dorset Police, Fire and Ambulance services, was held on Friday 11th January.  With 20% of drivers experiencing a crash in their first year of driving, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s video reconstruction of a road traffic collision, titled ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’, interspersed with on stage, real life testimonies by serving members of the emergency services sent a hard hitting message to all young drivers in the audience.

Next Friday we have Giles Duley visiting, a photographer who has undertaken a five-year photographic project exploring the long-term effects of conflict globally.  His stories and images include ‘The Legacy of Landmines in Angola’ and portraits from Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan.   Other speakers include the sports commentator Alastair Ekyn, Mathematician Rob Eastaway, Rabbi Roderick Young from the Finchley Synagogue and Major Kate Philp, former Royal Artillery officer who was the first British female soldier in recent operations to lose a limb in combat.  Her ‘Walking with the Wounded’ talk is based on her expedition to the Antarctic in December 2013 with HRH Prince Harry.

Richard Salmon, Assistant Head Pastoral and organiser of the termly speaker programme, commented:

“The insights provided by our speakers from all walks of life broaden our pupils’ horizons and awareness of the world beyond our school gates.   It is an important part of our education to offer every opportunity for pupils to think globally, about the impact they can make and also the consequences of their actions both on their own lives and on the lives of others   Thank you to all the speakers who give so generously of their time in support of these aims.”

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