BBC business editor Robert Peston has launched Speakers for Schools, a new
initiative bringing hundred's of the UK's leading figures into
comprehensive schools across the country.
Robert Peston devised the scheme after being approached to speak
by many private schools, but never by any comprehensive schools.
The aim is to "level the playing field" by ensuring that
comprehensive schools get access to the UK's foremost figures in
fields from business to history. All speakers have agreed to give
their time for free.
Speakers for Schools haven't neglected science. There are
several STEM experts, all eager to speak at your school. These
- Professor Christopher Bishop, Chief Research Scientist at
- Professor Melanie Welham, co-director of the Centre for
Regenerative Medicine at the University of Bath
- Lord Rees, a cosmologist and astrophysicist who proposed that
black holes power quasars
- Dr Lesley Baillie, studying high quality patient care in
Speakers in Schools sounds like a fantastic initiative, offering
encouragement and motivation for students. Make the most of their
free expertise! We'd be really interested to speak to teachers who
have used this scheme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to
share your experiences.
To find out more and apply for a speaker, go to http://www.speakers4schools.org