TEDxBrentwoodCollegeSchool is an event where live speeches are delivered to help inform others about progressive ideas. These cutting-edge observations can be life changing and the students at Brentwood are fortunate enough to see these insights provided by the speakers each year. This event is meant for the Brentwood Grade 12 class as they start their leadership year, to create discussion and fire imaginations as this cohort leaves the confinement of Brentwood’s oceanfront campus and heads into post-secondary and real-world experiences.
With COVID this year, external speakers were not able to attend so the event had to be modified. In previous years, exceptional speakers such as leaders in their field, alumni, and numerous other captivating speakers had attended this remarkable event. This year TEDxBrentwoodCollegeSchool had three student speakers: Hannah Pearl ’21, Eamon Ryan ’22, and Chiara Leah ’21 speaking about a wide variety of topics such as Running for the Wrong Reasons, Introverts and Extroverts, and Allyship and Activism. Two faculty members also spoke at this event. First was Ms Davis expressing the Importance of Passion as modelled by her Zimbabwean Olympic dream, and next was Ms Murtland speaking about Craving Normal. Speaker Eamon Ryan described it as “A very nerve-wracking experience, but once I was up on the stage with the light shining on me I felt like I could say anything.”
Thank you to all the speakers, Mr. McPherson, and all of the behind-the-scenes volunteers who made this event a great success!
For more information about the speakers and their topics, please click here.