World Ready Lecture with James Shone

Our Shell and Remove Students enjoyed their World Ready lecture from the educational speaker and former teacher James Shone, founder of the ‘I can and I am’ charity.👏

After dedicating 16 years to teaching and securing a position as Headmaster in 2012, James faced a challenging twist in his journey—he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Despite losing most of his sight post-surgery, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life and a determination to turn setbacks into springboards.

His charity is all about “inspiring confidence in every individual, to enable them to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.” James spoke about how to enhance self-belief and foster resilience and collaboration in the face of challenges- reflecting two of our key values here at Ardingly.

Thank you James Shone for an incredibly inspirational talk!