Month: March 2017

A Safari to the Emerald Isle

James has just been in a very cold spell to Ireland, where he spent 2 days at St Columba’s College. A lovely tweet reads “Tremendously thought-provoking, funny and inspiring talk by James Shone to pupils this morning.”

Praise from both parents and staff at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby

What a rewarding 24 hours I have just spent at the Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby. Many thanks to everyone that listened and to the wonderful feedback.  I wanted to share just a little: From a teacher: “I have rarely seen boys, staff and parents as moved and mesmerised as they were during all your …

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We, as educators and parents, must be seeking to sow HOPE into the futures of those we lead.

I have had a few long conversations this week with people who are either depressed or have been through a prolonged season of low mood. At the heart of their battles is a sense that there is no future, or that the future is dark. Low mood and depression are the cancer of our young people today, …

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Rass delivers the boat!

James was very excited to have the boat (tub pair!) for his ‘Big Row’ delivered from Henley down to Bath. The picture above shows him with Jeremy Randell (Rass) who is the President of the Leander boat club! For further details and donations visit our Just Giving page.

We need more empathy!

I was really inspired to have an article in the Sunday Times read to me where Andrew Halls, headmaster of Kings College School, Wimbledon, stated that he will be introducing empathy lessons in his school in September. I was reminded of the great proverb “do not criticise another until you have walked a mile in his …

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James speaks at Brockhurst School and spends the days at St Mary's Calne

James greatly enjoyed the following feedback from St Mary’s Calne yesterday: “My girls thought the lecture today was amazing, movin, inspirational etc …. They said   “should have been compulsory. Made you realise we make everything a big deal and it’s really not /  it was silent we couldn’t take our eyes off him / the …

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