His talks address a range of audiences from international schools and universities studying climate change and personal development, to animated talks including show and tell given to young primary age children. Throughout is Mark’s constant message which encourages young people to have respect for themselves, equal respect for the environment, think differently and have fun.
The role of an explorer is to raise awareness and promote the issues they encounter from a personal perspective. Through his work with international schools, Mark has shared discussions about climate change issues, cultural differences, and why there is a need to keep on exploring.
As a natural communicator and storyteller, on his first expedition, Mark linked with just 18 young people from his old school, and this has grown throughout his explorations to date, with him linking live to over 1.2 million children worldwide on his 2019 Mount Everest expedition.
Mark engages the students with a full understanding that what he says could inspire them and sway their direction to fulfil their future.
His engaging sessions give students an insight to his own path from a small boy based in the centre of the UK, to becoming an explorer who walks on parts of our planet’s surface which many of us will never get to see or imagine. With an element of show and tell, some schools may enjoy Mark bringing along his expedition equipment including his sledges, skis, extreme polar kit, and even a polar bear tooth.
Without fail, his interactive sessions bring to life the world of raw extremes outside the classroom, opening eyes to see just how remarkable the planet is.
Mark’s presentations begin with Shackleton and Scott - the pioneers of exploration, with a transition through to modern day explorers and exploration.
All presentations and themes can be tailored specifically to meet your own requirements, with time slots for morning, afternoon sessions or evening events. These can be tailored to work with classroom celebrations, school assemblies, and practical applications including university debates and awards nights.
Prior to all engagements, Mark will make contact to clarify your requirements for your desired event and confirm the content with you.