About the Speaker
Dwayne Gumbs and Alex Williams the founders of Diverse Voices are social entrepreneurs, arts based practitioners and filmmakers who have dedicated the last 15 years to using the arts to better the lives of children. They have transferred their experience of working with over 38,000 young people into developing creative approaches to educating around sensitive issues that allow students to achieve excellence through enjoyment.
Diverse Voices is a leading provider of creative approaches to education. Using our interactive E-learning tools, teachers’ resources and the performing arts we inspire young people to realise their creative potential, improve life skills and explore sensitive and important issues. With over 12 years of experience tackling sensitive subjects and having worked with over 100 schools delivering to over 37,000 children and young people, we are well equipped to provide solutions that are proven in practice not just in theory. We’ve transferred our many years of experience into projects which provide measurable outcomes in key areas linked to the PSHE national curriculum. We are especially keen to share our findings around topics related to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), online safety and the laws around consent, as young people are spending an increasing amount of time on the internet post pandemic and need extra support around these issues. COVID-19 has impacted a lot of young people’s confidence in being able to articulate and express themselves, but by using creative methods these sensitive issues can be approached in ways that encourage students to open up and learn from a shared experience.