Two school children have been invited to address one of Cornwall’s biggest business leaders conference because of their inspirational stories.
Bimini Love and Max Caddis, who both attend Truro School, have been chosen to be part of the TEDxTruro 2017 programme.
At the start of 2017 15-year-old Bimini hit the headlines with her ‘Street Cramps’ initiative, which aims to help homeless women in Cornwall by giving them free supplies of sanitary protection.
The teenager from Newquay will talk about the issue of period poverty at TEDxTruro and explain how one person can take action, which can help improve the lives of many.
She said: “This is going to be an amazing experience and I’m so excited I was chosen. I’m hoping to be able to share my story about why I started Street Cramps with many more people.
“It would be incredible if I could inspire others to start tackling period poverty in their own communities.”
Twelve-year-old Max will also be included in the TEDxTruro programme. Although there was only space for one young speaker to deliver a talk on the day, Max impressed the judges with his entry video about dyslexia so much that they have chosen to show the video at the event.
Max’s video will also complement a talk by award winning engineer Shawn Brown who is talking about neurodiversity and how we need to embrace this in education, so that we don’t lose out on the next generation of inventors and innovators.
The two pupils were chosen to attend after local schools were invited to put forward pupils to give a talk at TEDxTruro. The video entries were judged by the event’s speaker team who decided the Truro School pupils were the most inspirational.
TEDxTruro will take place at Truro and Penwith College’s Truro campus on October 27, with the theme ‘Beyond Barriers’.
Tracy Baker is the education liaison for TEDxTruro.
She said: “Bimini and Max simply blew us away. I’m sure the audience at TEDxTruro will be as impressed as we were with them – they are inspirational and their energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Regardless of their age, what they have to say is worth hearing, and worthy of being part of the TEDxTruro line-up.”
The day will also include a performance by talented Cornish singer/songwriter Kezia and award winning stand up comedian Colin Leggo.
For more information and tickets for TEDxTruro 2017 visit www.tedxtruro.com
Source: Cornwall Live