GREEN SKILLS WEEK
GREEN SKILLS TALKS & BROADCASTS
Running throughout March and April 2022, we will be hosting a series of broadcasts and talks with eminent leaders from across the green skills industries. These broadcasts and talks to young people will showcase the breadth of roles and career choices that the green skills industries offer, with a focus on issues relevant to the green agenda.
Our broadcasts are scheduled in advance and are available to anyone to join online. This year the speakers giving broadcasts include:
Permanent Secretary for DEFRA, Tamara Finkelstein
Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE
Producer at the BBC Natural History Unit, Paul Williams
CEO of Fidelity International, Anne Richards
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Unilever UK and Ireland, Sebastian Munden
Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage, Hugo Tagholm
Our in-person and virtual talks are scheduled in advance and are run as private audiences between one speaker and one school. These sessions are not recorded or available for others to join. Schools wishing to host an in-person or virtual talk must be registered for our Inspiration programme and submit a request to host a talk for this campaign. Speakers already scheduled to give in-person and virtual talks this year include:
CEO of Fatface, Will Crumbie
Chair of the Science Museum Group, Dame Mary Archer
Former MP, the Rt Hon Amber Rudd
Chief Executive of The Met Office, Professor Penny Endersby
COP26 Director & Group Public Affairs Officer of Hitachi Europe, Hans Daems
CEO of Severn Trent Water, Liv Garfield CBE
Watch the Virtual Broadcasts so far
SPEAKERS TAKING PART IN GREEN SKILLS WEEK ’22:
IMPACT OF OUR TALKS & BROADCAST PROGRAMME
93% of state school teachers said that hosting an external speaker helped to broaden students’ aspirations about potential jobs*
80% of state school teachers surveyed said that talks encourage pupils to believe in their skills and abilities*
* Research from Speakers for Schools and Education and Employers
MORE ABOUT HOW OUR TALKS & BROADCASTS WORK
Our in-person talks are between one speaker and one school that take place physically at the school site whereas our virtual talks are between one speaker and one school using a video calling platform. We recommend that Speakers for Schools in-person and virtual talks are between 40mins and one hour long. These talks can take many formats. However, we have found that there are two main formats to be considered for an impactful talk – talk with Q&A or an interview format.
Our broadcasts are online live broadcasts that take place either during the school day or outside of the school day (timings of broadcasts may change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we are best able to support young people). Broadcasts are available to all schools and young people will not be required to download apps or software to access events. These sessions are generally recorded and added to the broadcast library on our website for anyone to view at a later date.
Information and access information about upcoming talks and broadcasts will be added to this page ahead of the events and sent to the Speakers for Schools’ network via email. We will also be sharing news of upcoming speakers and talks and broadcasts on our social media.
SIGN UP TO TAKE PART
If you are a student and interested in tuning in to a Green Skills Week broadcast, click here for a schedule of all upcoming broadcasts.
If you are a teacher or educator and would like to find out more about our Green Skills Week broadcast series or enquire about a virtual talk for your school please contact: