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Innovative TED-Ed Club Showcases Pupils’ Impressive Presentations

After becoming part of the worldwide education community of TED-Ed Clubs this year, the Stamford Junior School hosted a showcase event involving more than x pupils last week. The evening was filled with thought-provoking talks all conceived and delivered by pupils alongside a variety of pupil-led activities explored by the well-established Stamford Junior School’s St Martin’s Society philosophy club.

The TED-Ed programme supports students in developing presentation and public speaking skills in over 120 countries around the world. Students discover, explore and present their own big ideas in the form of short, TED style talks.

Since January, Year 5 and 6 pupils have been part of their own co-curricular TED-Ed club exploring and developing a range of their own ideas as one element of the School’s embedded Independent Learning philosophy. The range of subjects was extremely varied ranging from the perils of overfishing, superheroes and the benefits of dance to why the Titanic sunk so quickly.

Emma Smith, Head of Stamford Junior School, said:

“This initiative is an important part of Stamford Junior School’s Independent Learning and Intellectual Curiosity (ILIC) philosophy. ILIC is embedded in our commitment to provide a rich learning environment that fosters independence, creativity, resilience and confidence for all our pupils. It is so very heartening to witness the independent thought and creativity of our bright young minds and to have the opportunity to nurture this further is a great privilege. As one of just a handful of accredited TED-Ed clubs in the UK, we are able to equip our pupils with a variety of skills needed in creating and delivering presentations. Congratulations to all involved.”