Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

Visit from Motivational Speaker, Cameron Parker.

On Tuesday 2 October, we were privileged to be visited by motivational speaker, Cameron Parker. Cameron spoke to both Year 10 and Year 11 students about the obstacles they may encounter during this stage of their educational journey and the simple and effective strategies they may apply to overcome these barriers.

Cameron touched on issues such as mental health, peer pressure, family life, self-confidence and self-motivation. Cameron used his own story as the basis to demonstrate how, despite sometimes facing significant obstacles, young people have the opportunity to draw upon their own inner strength as well as the support around them to dictate their own pathway and achieve the future they really want.

A number of students contacted Cameron after the sessions via social media, to thank him for inspiring them to push forward and take responsibility for their learning and their future direction. The school would like to thank Cameron for taking the time to talk to our students and Jo Hand from Take your Place for helping to organise the event.