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Students Leading the Way

Two of our intrepid Year 12 students, Mohamed Bella and Ricardo del Rio Fuente, organised the first ever St Christopher’s School TED-x conference on Thursday 6 April. All 100 tickets were sold and the 10 presentations eagerly awaited. Our conference was officially licensed and the videoed presentations will be posted for the whole world to view. Officially, a TED-x conference is ‘a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.’

The 10 presentations covered a wide range of themes, but all were captivating and delivered with great authority by the student speakers, who were from Year 10 to 12.

Name Title
Faris Malla When time really is money – the importance of investing young
Tom Griffith The political apathy of today’s youth in the developed world
Dorna Fatin Why do we deny our mental illness?
Merna Hassan How forming concepts in our minds helps us make sense of the world around us.
Sajida Bella The impact of social media as a means of free communication in developing countries.
Monther Salman Insecurities and the benefits of overcoming them.
Nansi Morgan Is film still relevant in the 21st century?
Hadi Ahmed How the brain perceives reality.
Alex Zakharia & Amartya Sarkar We’re losing the war on cancer.
Nada Hammad Making your life matter.

We anticipate that the TED-x conference will now become a regular, student-led event.