Conference 2018 - Updates
Speaker - Clive Myrie
Speaker Talan Skeels Piggin
Speaker - Vic Goddard
Recent news on this year's conference, check out the dedicated conference website for full details
Update - 23rd November 2017
Please note that the
Conference Programme has now been updated, with the majority of speakers and
Go to www.rotary1260conference.org.ukfor full details.
You will also find a list of
the local Hotels – should your Club wish to stay overnight and take full
advantage of the reduced registration fee.
More importantly, this will
enable members to gain the maximum enjoyment and fellowship from what is an
unique event within the District.
Please download the
Registration Form and submit your requirements.
Update - 2nd November 2017
STAR OF CHANNEL 4 – EDUCATING ESSEX will speak at the
Vic Goddard Principal of Passmores Academy, Harlow Essex,
who featured in the Television Programme Educating Essex will describe his
experiences and the challenges of turning around what was described as a
Mr Goddard is the head teacher we all
wish we'd had - he knows every single student's name and admits that he's a bit
of a soft touch.
He cares passionately about the
school, working 14 hour days to make sure it's the best it can be. A teacher
for almost 20 years, Mr Goddard has been head for four, and saw the school to
its first 'Outstanding' Ofsted report.
He's also a dedicated dad, with a
wife who is the Inclusion Manager at the school.
'Everything happens here... you do so
many things. I go home and say to my wife: 'Today I was a social worker, I was
a marriage guidance councillor, I was this, I was that and I did a bit of head
teachering on the way as well',' he says.
Update - 28th September 2017
Speaking at your Conference - Talan Skeels-Piggins
In March 2003, Talan Skeels-Piggins suffered the motorcycle
accident that was to define his life.
Left paralysed from the mid chest down, and told he would
spend up to two years in hospital upon admission, Talan defied expectations to
be discharged only six and a half months later.
Undaunted by his injuries, he set about a series of
challenges to prove to himself and the world that being in a wheelchair would
not stop him from what he wanted to do.
In less than a year, he had returned to his passion for
ski-ing in a specially adapted sit-ski.
But even that was not enough of a challenge and he set
himself a goal of representing Great Britain at the 2010 Winter Paralympics.
You will hear about his personal journey to this goal and
the otherexciting challenges he set himself.
Update - 21st July 2017
Speaking at your Conference - Clive Myrie
Clive Myrie is a multi award winning journalist, one of the BBC's
most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC
Born in Bolton, Lancashire he studied law at the University of
Sussex. He gained a place on the BBC's prestigious journalism trainee
scheme in 1988, starting in local radio and progressing through the
ranks from regional television to network TV and radio reporting in
As well as regularly presenting on the
BBC News Channel and the 1pm and 10pm news bulletins on BBC1, Clive
continues to make features and programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and