Talk Direct Celebrate Young Heroes Inspire Day


On 30th April 2015 the Diana Award travelled to Leeds for Inspire Day at the Carriageworks Theatre!

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This was a special Inspire Day to empower young people who had been nominated for the Diana Award as part of the Celebrate Young Heroes project to reach their full potential and make positive social change! The Celebrate Young Heroes project sponsored by Diana Award partners Talk Direct shining a spotlight on unsung heroes across Yorkshire and the Humber.

70 young people from across the region attended taking part in workshops that built confidence through creativity and enhanced employability and social action skills.

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The morning workshops were provided by enthusiastic artists in music, art, drama and dance. The afternoon’s workshops which included CV writing, presentation skills, interview skills and Global Citizenship were help by partner organisations Free The Children and Barclays Corporate.

The young people heard inspiring speeches throughout the day from Diana Award Ambassador Kate Hardcastle, Talk Direct’s Habib Khatib and our CEO Tessy Ojo.

The day finished with a Dragon’s Den panel giving young people the opportunity to pitch their ideas of a social action project to our Dragons. Chaired by Talk Direct’s Managing Director Zak Patel the other panellists were BBC Look North Correspondent Dannielle Hewson, Talk Direct’s Linda Jones and Diana Champion Fundraiser Bethany Hare.

It was a tough decision but in the end McAuley Catholic High School won and as a prize have received private business consultation sessions with Talk Direct to help make their social action project a reality


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