It was a great pleasure and a huge privilege to welcome Marcus Orlovsky to Langtree School on Monday 26th January, to give a keynote presentation to the entire school community. Marcus is the founder of Bryanston Square, and is a consultant with an international reputation for advising governments on the design of school buildings and learning spaces. In a rapidly changing world, Marcus also has a passionate interest in the role of technology in education, and how technology can provide the opportunities for learners of all ages to fulfil their potential and aspire to achieve. Or, to use his own words, ‘Dare to Dream’.
During his presentation, Marcus shared numerous examples of how the world is rapidly changing in terms of science and technology. He challenged the students to consider what future contribution they might make to this rapidly changing world, and how exciting the challenges will be. Furthermore, he went on to share the poignant story of his own childhood and upbringing, which provided a clear message in itself that there can be a positive path out of hardship, if we have the right mind set, as well as the determination and the desire to do so.
As Marcus put it so succinctly in his final slide, it is only one click of the space bar to change the phrase ‘Opportunity nowhere’ to ‘Opportunity now here’.
If you are interested in hearing Marcus present for yourself, search for his TEDx talks on You Tube.