On Friday 28 May, OI and entrepreneur Josh Turner gave an impassioned and rather funny speech in front of the entirety of Year 13 in the School Chapel.
Josh, who now owns multi-million pound company stand4socks, which ballooned exponentially over the lockdown period, spoke about his time at School and the new experiences he faced at Birmingham University and even into the adult world of finding a full-time job for the first time.
He also talked about the new pressures that are faced in full-time employment and how being able to think and plan bold new ideas to help the world or people will one day be beneficial. This ethos was something Josh kept referring to throughout his speech, with him even pondering if ‘Socks could change the world?’ Josh, with his company, aims to match each pair of socks bought on their website by giving a pair of homeless socks to homeless people across the country.
Whilst Josh spoke about the events we will all face when we enter the adult world, he also had time to talk about his antics at School, most notably what took place on his Leavers’ Day. Josh gave a small anecdote about him successfully putting the School for sale online without the school noticing for several hours before the authorities were involved.
We would like to thank Josh for coming back to the School for the day, finding time out of what seems a very busy schedule to tell us all how much we should look forward to university and adult life.
Reuben van Tankeren, Year 13