Speaking to the contributors before their moment on stage revealed a lot of nerves, but every single one of them did a fabulous job, spoke eloquently, kept the audience interested and left them inspired.
KAS parent Rebekah told us, “I enjoyed going on first as it meant that I could then really focus on listening to everybody else and be really present rather than worrying about my own nerves. Doing a TEDx was on my bucket list so when this came up, I knew I had to do it.”
The first of eight students to take the stage, Maya told us, Maya “I chose to do TEDx because I wanted to share my story but when I stepped on the stage I was shocked, it was a lot of people and a spotlight, but I relaxed into it in the end.”
Maya’s parents were beaming. “What we like about The King Alfred School is that its more open, no uniforms, first names, all those things which help to create connections and relationships. It was very emotional seeing her on stage, I was super proud.”
Two of our speakers were Old Alfredians, Amiee also has children at KAS so is embedded in the KAS way of life! She said, “TEDx is such a great example of the self-expression this School fosters. Students are allowed to have a voice on subjects they’re interested in. You do feel anything is possible. The student speakers have made a choice to speak about something they’re passionate about in front of a group, to spread their word because they believe that their voice is valuable.”