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James Shone Talk

On Thursday 23 April, inspirational speaker, James Shone from the charity I Can and I Am will be visiting the Manor Prep School in Abingdon.

I Can and I Am was founded by James to inspire confidence and to inflate balloons of self-belief.

After a 16 year teaching career and having been offered a job as a Headmaster in 2012, James was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Following surgery, James lost the majority of his sight. Despite this, James, with his positive attitude to life and a sheer determination, turned his setbacks into springboards. As a teacher, this was at the heart of his pastoral message and his focus is now on spreading the message of ‘I Can & I Am’ to as many individuals as possible across the UK and beyond.

Using his life changing experiences, this truly inspiring talk promises to help everyone understand how to respond to serious setbacks, teenage anxiety and general lack of self-esteem. His relevant, challenging and amusing talk considers education today and offers advice on how to best navigate challenges that might be faced.

We would like to welcome The Manor and wider communities to join us to share this personal and passionate talk that has received high praise by both young people and adults.

James Shone Talk - Thursday 23 April at 8:00pm

Please complete to book your place at the talk by James Shone hosted by The Manor Prep School. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Visit the I Can and I Am Website

Twitter: @JukesShone 
Facebook: @Icanandiam
Instagram: @Icanandiam


Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government guidance, today we are delighted to welcome back to The Manor all eligible year groups, as well as our Critical Worker children.

We are very pleased to be able to offer Virtual Open Days, with an opportunity to chat with the Headmaster, on Saturdays during the month of June so do please click here to sign up to join one.  If you have an admissions query please call 01235 858462 or email

For all other queries, please call 01235 858458 – thank you.