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Ashley Phord-Toy

Mistakes Should Be Celebrated

A grade 9 student, Ashley Phord-Toy is extremely interested in world affairs and global politics because she loves understanding how the world around her works. In her spare time, Ashley competes in speech and debate and travels to different places to do so. In her spare time, Ashley indulges in her two favorite shows: Sherlock and Masterchef.

Ashley’s talk “ Mistakes Should Be Celebrated” is about how making mistakes is a part of life. Most people hate making mistakes because they are afraid to feel embarrassed or appear silly, but experimenting and making mistakes is vital to personal growth, learning and progress. In fact, Ashley’s talk will leave you feeling inspired and have you believe that mistakes are the building blocks of innovation and that we should embrace and celebrate them.