School talk

School Talks and Workshops

Camilla and Jon tour schools and prisons and a variety of institutions world-wide to deliver talks and workshops. Drawing on how they survived in captivity, how they found forgiveness for their captors and how they dealt with the effects of post-traumatic stress. If you would like them to speak to your organisation you can contact them here.


Promoting Awareness, Education, Inspiration

Facilitators: JONATHAN JAMES and CAMILLA CARR B.ED Hons Cantab, PG. Dramatherapy Dip.

Exploring forgiveness and its relevance in our lives using multi-media and sharing their own survival techniques. What does it mean to you? What is the point of forgiveness? Is it helpful? Are there situations that are unforgiveable? Does forgiving mean forgetting? What is the connection between forgiving and letting go? Can forgiveness and punishment go hand in hand?

School Workshop

The talks and workshops can be adapted for all age groups including Primary Yrs 5 and 6. Timing is flexible

Curriculum Links

This programme covers key areas of SEAL and PSHCE, in particular citizenship at K.S.3 and 4 upwards:

  • How do we deal with conflict?
  • The nature of forgiveness.
  • The power of choice.
  • Developing skills of debate and democratic participation.

Accompanying Exhibition: The F Word: Images of Forgiveness

The F Word Exhibition

Camilla and Jon's experiences are part of this exhibition which explores stories of reconciliation from victims and perpetrators of violence around the world using text and photographs. It encourages debate on overcoming difference and division and aims to achieve lasting social cohesion.

It's available for hire. Please visit or contact Camilla Carr.

The Forgiveness Project and these educational workshops have no religious or political affiliations.

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"High quality presentations such as yours are invaluable in supporting the aims of the course."

Rob James, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy. Defence SERE Training Organisation.

"A remarkable talk that was truly inspirational, showing how its possible to overcome extreme adversity with the power of the mind and the spirit"

Carolyn J Kimber, FCMA, FBCS Chairman, CMA. OFCOM

"Camilla gives me hope to make sure my life doesn't go back to trouble or drugs."

Prisoner HMP Guys Marsh

"Camilla has made me see what a victim thinks and feels"

Prisoner HMP The Parc

"I piloted the training in Somaliland and the Somali ladies absolutely loved it - several comments in the evaluation forms saying how moved they were but also informed and quite empowered and inspired by you."

Julie Spooner. Consultant – Security Awareness Training for Women

"Hearing Jon and Camilla speak was not only inspiring but also instructive and informative."

Student. Hostage Negotiating Course. Metropolitan Police

"The best part of the course, Very Informative, Inspiring."

"Very useful. Focussed me on my own survival strategies."

"Outstanding. By far the most impressive and informative part of the course."

"Very Insightful. Well presented and very useful."

"One of the best presentations we have ever had. Outstanding and with such depth and breadth."