This workshop gives students the skills and confidence to learn independantly whilst setting goals for themselves, both personal and academic. Delivered to between 10-35'000 students each year by professional speakers using research based content taken from interviews with top achievers.

Flexible in duration and content to meet "your" exact needs, and has been called "FUN, challenging, andhighly inter-active"     dont believe me?.......  here is what teachers say  

Just a few education sector testimonials for David Hyner & Stretch Development Ltd    

“I cannot imagine any school regretting bringing David Hyner in to work with its students. Many Year 13 students said that they regarded David’s talks as the most valuable input they had received throughout the whole of the Sixth Form. David is a highly entertaining and engaging speaker who soon has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. He knows how to vary the pace and mix up the activities to hold the students’ attention.

David interacts very effectively with large groups but also with individuals. He knows how to pull on the heart strings as well as how to stimulate the intellect. I can recommend David Hyner’s Stretch Development workshop without reservation to all Directors of Sixth Form, as a highly effective course which can be integrated very well with the school’s own preparation and follow up activities.

At the heart of David’s presentation is the idea that students can and must take responsibility for their own development and that they should not content themselves with half measures and low level aspirations.”

  • Hagley RC, Worcestershire


Students said;


“A presentation that has really made me think”

“I loved the memory techniques !!!”

“Helped me realise how easily I can change my state of mind”

“I loved the power of positive thinking with the arm exercise”

“I know that I can do it, and that my future is up to me. I decide!”

"Totally inspired by your speech at school and have made a few pyramids already, thanks."     “Since the development day with our Gifted and Talented group we have seen the number of students achieving 3 A*-As rise from 13% to 21%. I believe that Stretch development played a vital part in helping the students to aim higher.”

  • High Arcall, West Midlands


Teachers said

  “it was lovely to see them so engaged. It is very rare that my year group respond to the invitation of "any questions?" so it was great to see this at the end, too!”

“Great rapport with the students”

“They still talk about your workshop from last year”

“Praise from our students – PRAISE INDEED”

“Empowering, motivational and highly inspiring, and the students liked it also”

“My own daughter told me how useful your workshop was and how it has helped her at University”

    "David is an innovative and inspirational person that has the unique ability to motivate people of all ages, genders and ethnicity. A meticulous and generous professional who simply comes alive with humor, energy and positivity as soon as you meet him. We have employed his services for over the last four years to motivate our students to succeed. I have little doubt our journey from 34% to over 72% A*- C has been supported by his contribution. - Q3 academy     “Just writing to thank you for a truly inspirational day today. The students were electric as they left the gates this afternoon. I have attached for you the feedback data from today. I think it is truly accurate and speaks volumes for how motivated and enthusiastic the students felt as they left: 100% of the students rated the day as either good or excellent.” - Dudley school   “most of them stayed after class, which speaks for itself.”

  • Birmingham music academy

    “There wasn't a single student that didn't thank me and tell me that the whole session was 'spot on'! The difference between the initial sceptical reception that the concept first met with and the buzzing, motivated self-confident people that were sat on the coach back to college having just learned some life-changing lessons totally encapsulates what we're all doing is all about.” - Telford College   …. Hundreds more available upon request  


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