School hosts global sem­i­nar

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

THE Fal­li­b­roome Academy is again host­ing the an­nual TEDx Youth@ Manch­ester sem­i­nar which will be broad­cast across the world.

Tech­nol­ogy, En­ter­tain­ment, De­sign (TED) is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion which is en­ables peo­ple world­wide to view the same sem­i­nar from lo­ca­tions across the globe.

The event is on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 5, with 450 stu­dents and teach­ers from Fal­li­b­roome and other lo­cal schools com­ing to­gether for the talks.

Guest speak­ers this year in­clude jour­nal­ist Holly Baxter, co-au­thor of the book and on­line mag­a­zine ‘The Va­genda’, who will talk about the de­pic­tion of women in the me­dia, and Univer­sity of Liver­pool Psy­chol­ogy lec­turer, Ben Am­bridge, who will re­veal the Top 10 Myths of Psy­chol­ogy.

Au­thor and jour­nal­ist Nick Hunt will re­count his jour­ney on foot from the Hook of Hol­land to Istanbul and graphic nov­el­ist Kar­rie Frans­man will ex­plain why we should be tak­ing comics more se­ri­ously.

Fi­nally Alex Baker and Chris Rose will demon­strate the con­cept be­hind their company ‘Sent into Space’ with footage from their re­cent bal­loon launches into near space which have re­ceived in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion.

Per­for­mances will be pro­vided by stu­dents from Fal­li­b­roome and Chethams School of Mu­sic.

There are still places avail­able.

To book your seat call Ali­son Nut­tall on 01625 827898.

Any­one wish­ing to watch the event on­line can join the live stream from 9am us­ing the fol­low­ing link: https:// www.ted.com/tedx/ events/13551

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