Levi Roots is launching his School of Life Tour, which will see the well-known entrepreneur visit many schools throughout the year in a bid to get more young people excited about cooking and making music, as well as motivating them to success.
In support of the Government’s initiative to introduce compulsory cookery lessons for kids aged seven to fourteen, Levi’s tour will enable him to chat to students about his passion for food and music and show them how exciting both subjects can be. Levi will tailor his visits to individual schools, offering students a flavour of his music and his golden rules of success in business, as well as the chance to join him for a cookery lesson. For Secondary school students, Levi will also give an honest and inspirational insight into his life and show how determination and passion can be the keys to success.
Over the last few years Levi has spent a significant amount of time visiting schools and inspiring youngsters to commit to their studies whilst also discovering their passions. The School of Life Tour seeks to achieve this on a wider scale.
Levi Roots commented: “My hopes for the tour this year are to get young people excited about cooking and music but also to prove to them that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your background is, if you work hard and stay determined you can be a success.”
Levi grew up in Clarendon, Jamaica until he was brought over to the UK by his parents aged 12 where he continued to live a modest life. In 2007, Levi’s passion for food and music shone through on Dragons’ Den making him the rags-to-riches story of the 21st Century.
Levi added: “For me cooking and music go hand-in-hand and too many youngsters see them as dull or laborious subjects, which is far from the truth. I want to meet as many young people as I can this year and hope that my enthusiasm is infectious – if I can inspire just one person then the tour will have been worth it.”
He has performed with James Brown and Maxi Priest and was nominated for a Best Reggae Act MOBO award in 1998. He was a friend of Bob Marley when he resided in the UK and performed “Happy Birthday Mr. President” for Nelson Mandela in 1992 on his trip to Brixton.