Former Pupil Professor Tina Bruce CBE was the guest speaker at Talbot Heath’s Annual Speech Day last week. It was an afternoon celebrating the creative, academic and sporting successes of its students ranging from art, dance and music to Young Enterprise, science and mathematics. GCSE and A-Level successes were also acknowledged alongside the array of sporting achievements locally, nationally and internationally.
The ceremony culminated in a fascinating address to the school about the Professor’s extensive research on early childhood. Tina focused on the importance of nurturing creativity from a young age as it becomes a valuable resource for humans to draw upon throughout their lives.
Tina Bruce was formerly Head Teacher of the Froebel Research Nursery School in the Froebel College, later becoming Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Studies, in what is now University of Roehampton. She was awarded International Woman Scholar by the University of Virginia Commonwealth and has published many books on childhood education and development.