Last week James was on the railway again visiting Hurtwood House and The Oratory Prep school where he spoke to both pupils and parents. As always, he received a particularly emotional reception by parents when he played to them the song ‘Soldier of Hope’, written for him by the singer songwriter Roo Panes. This song has influenced James hugely and he now tries to encourage teachers and parents to become ‘Soldiers of Hope’ to their young people. Hope, James believes, is so fundamental to us all and we want to be encouraging young people to believe that there is a welcoming world out there where they can truly make a difference.
Click below to hear ‘Soldier of Hope’ by Roo Panes.