On Wednesday 25th February, Year 13 student Ahmad Elmouniery was invited to take part in a TEDx Youth event. TEDx is an independently organised programme of local events which bring young people together to talk about a range of different topics. This event, held at West Thames College, was the first of its kind in Hounslow.
Speakers came from several schools and colleges in the borough, and the theme of the evening was ‘Hopes, Dreams and Aspirations for the Future’. Ahmad gave a seven-minute talk on the value of languages and was composed and eloquent throughout his speech, which received an excellent reception. Ms Squires and Mr Fisher took a small cohort of Isleworth & Syon boys to watch the event, and Mr Fisher commented afterwards that the speech gave “profoundly strong evidence of both resilience and highly effective independent learning”.
Following the event, several other young people in attendance approached Ahmad to investigate his rationale, and to explore his ideas about writing. It was a pleasure to see Ahmad engaging with the younger students and, clearly, inspiring them.
Well done to Ahmad!