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World Renowned Public Speaker Honours Bromsgrove School’s Commemoration Day
11th July 2013

Former pupil and renowned public speaker Simon Bucknall gave an inspiring speech at Bromsgrove School’s end of year celebration.

Bromsgrove School celebrated its annual Commemoration Day in glorious sunshine on Saturday 29th June. The day is a celebration of the end of the academic year as well as following the tradition set out by the Sir Thomas Cookes in 1693.

The guest speaker was Simon Bucknall, twice UK and Ireland Champion of Public Speaking. Simon was a pupil at Bromsgrove from 1990-1995, earning the role of Head Boy. He went on to study at Oxford University and is now rated in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers worldwide.

Simon specialises in helping executives, politicians, academics, MBA students, postgraduates, entrepreneurs and leaders in the not-for-profit sector to connect, influence and inspire through the spoken word. His speech to the congregation focused on the journey through life and the opportunities which arise from it.

Deputy Headmaster Philip Bowen commented: “It was an intimately ‘Bromsgrovian’ talk with helpful memories of his schooldays for today’s pupils and pertinent examples from his own experience. In a moving ending, he told the Upper Sixth to be bold but above all to be the best Bromsgrovians.”

More information about Simon can be found on his website.

Flair, Discipline, Academic Rigour. In the words of the Good Schools Guide; “a remarkably impressive and exciting school driven with imagination and dynamism by an exceptional head. It produces engaged, friendly, unstuffy and highly successful pupils who thrive within an excellent academic and pastoral environment with national standard sports”. Bromsgrove offers outstanding results and stunning value added performance.

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