Southmoor Sixth Form Students
A group of year 12 students from the Sixth Form at Southmoor decided that, for the very first TEDxSouthmoorAcademy, they would campaign for increased awareness of the problem of poor social mobility in modern Britain. After all, who better to look at this than the young people whose futures depend on their access to education and opportunity?
Clare Heal is a London-based journalist. She worked for Express Newspapers for 13 years, as a feature writer, editor, radio critic and opinion columnist before leaving to go freelance at the end of 2014.
Her website is clareheal.com
Dee Bleakley is a motivational speaker who strives to make sure individuals and teams push themselves to their limits and reach their goals (both professional and personal) by sometimes making the simplest of lifestyle and mindset changes.
His motivational speeches help inspire and increase confidence in thousands of people every year as he travels around the UK.
A sports enthusiast, traveller, geek and a self-proclaimed "immature professional" this ex-geography teacher keeps participants on their toes at all times. With an upbeat pace and questioning style, Dee has a real unique ability to inspire and motivate audiences in a fun, humorous and engaging manner. *Irish accent comes as standard.
Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues. His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of yummy mummies, debauched Tory grandees, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps. His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey.