Presentations For Pupils by James Shone

Whole School or Year Group Presentations | Assemblies | Speech Days | Chapel Services

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 pupils 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 pupils to focus on
what they’re good at rather than on what they’re not and he provides invaluable advice on how to inflate their ‘balloons of self belief’. James’s passion is for us all 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'

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The impact of 'I Can & I Am'

What people say?

The impact and influence you have on my life becomes clearer and clearer whichever route I take. The morals, values and the ‘go for it’ mentality you taught me are a huge help when tackling all different sorts of situations.
Ex pupil of James Shone
James Shone’s talk should have been compulsory for all pupils! It made me realise we can make everything a big deal and it’s really not. The room was silent, we couldn’t take our eyes off him - the best lecture ever.
St Mary’s Calne

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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