Wednesday, 18 October 2017.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form were pleased to host Kamal Hyman for a series of motivational speeches which he delivered to Year 13, Year 12 and Year 10 on October 17.
Kamal currently runs his own business and has had a number of previous roles, including a particularly memorable turn as an Olympic torchbearer in 2102, following his stint as a youth MP in Peterborough. He was able to draw upon these experiences and deliver a presentation that fully engaged the students in an entertaining and interactive fashion. Kamal spoke about the ways he had re-evaluated his life to grasp the opportunities that he engineered for himself and how desire, inspiration and determination played a part in him reaching his goals. He was then able to use this to make the audience reflect upon their goals and for them to determine how best to achieve these. The presentation was down to earth, well-pitched and humble in its style. It also mixed in a unique style of entertainment and humour which grasped the attention of the audience and reinforced the message further. He encouraged students to build dreams rather than chasing them, and to think about the building blocks that are needed for success, rather than hoping for the best. Particularly interesting for the Year 10 students were his explanations of how he himself had chosen to rethink his approach to his own GCSE studies. Thanks to Kamal and his team for spending time with us and making us reflect.