Ben's ability to bring young people out of their shell and create some incredible music/art/theatre is truly inspiring and can only bring a smile to anyone's face.
Ben says, 'I am a big believer that listening to lectures and reading off white boards are not always the best way to inspire, educate or motivate people. Especially due to the fact I myself have dyslexia I have come to realize that, with many people, its only when you start to 'speak' through mediums like colour, music, emotion, movement and art etc that you can really begin to engage and also secure a much deeper meaning. The Balloons project is all about - colour, light, art, poetry, symbolism emotion, music, drama, dance and fun - all with the aim to inspire aspirations in the people involved. I personally aspire to continue the Balloons project after the Olympics finish in 2012. I would like to make a difference through what I do because I truly believe in it.' CR