Presentations For Parents by James Shone

Parent groups of any size at a time of day to suit your school
Presentations last one hour followed by Q&A or can be tailored to your needs

Many young people leave school with a developed sense of “I can’t” and “I am no good.” James Shone will share an inspirational presentation with a truly inspiring story and philosophy to help parents and teachers understand how best to respond to serious set backs, teenage anxiety and general lack of self esteem. His relevant, challenging and amusing talk takes a look at life in education today with advice on how to best navigate the challenges that might be faced.

He seeks to encourage parents and staff to recognise that education is about the whole individual and not just academic performance. His original, passionate, personal and light-hearted approach ensures that his presentations receive high praise wherever he goes by both young people and adults.

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A short film about 'I Can & I Am'

one to one mentoring schools
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The impact of 'I Can & I Am'

What people say?

Thank you so much for a wonderful and inspirational talk this evening. You have found your metier and rightful place as one who inflates balloons and inspires. Your delivery is faultless and your kindness and empathy are in huge abundance. Your family can be justifiably proud of you. You could not see the level of connection and engagement that was displayed on all faces so just to let you know that your affect on all in the room was profound.
Sutton Valence School
I found your talk, inspiring, encouraging, upsetting, uplifting … I think I went through every emotion and really am quite proud that I held it together. I admire your courage and relentless optimism immensely and agree with all of your points.
Merchant Taylor School, Crosby

James Shone’s presentation topics

James’s presentations can be tailored to suit your timings and audience. Topics will include:


Charging is discussed on a per school basis. Generally there is no charge for any schools within the state sector. Independent schools are charged £375 for one presentation, £650 for two and £800 for three or more.

Travel expenses are also charged.  However, as a charity we raise funds to enable James to visit as many schools as possible so we are always open to discussions where school budgets may not be sufficient to cover the quoted costs. Please contact us to discuss your schools’ requirements. 

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