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If you can’t see it, you can’t be it! The importance of diverse role models in developing character

This session will explore why diverse role models are so important in shaping the people we are, what we achieve and how this can in turn positively impact our mental wellbeing and the communities we are part of. Discover how we can harness the power of storytelling about amazing people, past and present, to support character development at home and in school.



Selena Whitehead has 25 years’ experience in education, starting as secondary school coordinator in Hong Kong for a Vietnamese boat people school. She then worked for Save the Children in Cambodia, compiling a record of child-based services after the Khmer Rouge era.

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