Posted: 28th February 2019

Today’s announcement of the speaker line-up for TEDxSherborne (taking place on 9 May 2019) reflects the extraordinary wealth of talent to be found in the Dorset market town and Leweston is delighted to announce that our Year 10 pupil, Stella Mortarotti, is one of the youngest to be chosen to speak at the event.

Each of the 14 selected speakers will address a different aspect of what it means to be, ‘Fit for the Future, People and Place,’

At fourteen years old, to be selected as one of the final 14 speakers is a fantastic achievement as more than 100 people responded to TEDxSherborne’s call for speakers. This highlights Stella’s determination, knowledge and public speaking skill set at such a young age. Stella has travelled extensively with her family, which has given her a broad view of the world and a passion for informing and inspiring others. Stella’s talk will suggest that the community has a vital role to play in education, relieving schools of the PSHE element of the syllabus.

TEDxSherborne is part of the global TED community that believes in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, communities and, ultimately, the world. The independent event is being organised by local volunteers, working closely with the town’s schools and organisations and with the generous pro bono help of local professionals.

Tony Cooke, Licensee & Chair TEDxSherborne comments:
‘The enthusiasm with which the local community has embraced TEDxSherborne has been amazing. We are thrilled by the extraordinary quality and diversity of our chosen speakers – all of whom have strong links to the area – and are looking forward to sharing their ‘ideas worth spreading’ with the town and its people at the inaugural TEDxSherborne on 9 May (and with the TEDx community and the wider world thereafter).’

View TEDxSherborne’s full speaker line up here. 

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