Some of you may already know me from a company called the School of Military, but I'm moving on to a new adventure. First here’s a little more about me…
I grew up in Wales, life was hard with limited prospects. However, my life changed when I joined the army. Teaching me values and standards which I still follow today and that I have passed onto many students.
"While working with children at the School of Military, I noticed that I was focusing more on nurturing and develop their mental wellbeing. The results were amazing having a positive effect on their development and self-value. I have therefore decided to follow this passion to help enhance children’s lives."
About Motivated Minds
Positive mental wellbeing is essential if children and young people are to flourish and lead rich and fulfilling lives It helps an individual’s ability to recover more quickly from physical illness, increases life expectancy and reduces the likelihood that they will engage in behaviours which may put their health at risk. The opportunities to improve mental wellbeing through effective prevention and early intervention are clear and this should be reflected in local health and wellbeing strategy and action.
- Public Health England
Motivated Minds 7 key areas
Good communication skills provide children with the expertise to communicate effectively, which encourages positive social skills. If children are able to communicate verbally then they are more likely to perform better in education, thus helping to secure a successful future.
Children who can understand and manage their feelings, stay calm and enjoy their experiences, are more likely to develop a positive sense of self and be confident and curious learners.
Resilience doesn’t just mean getting back to normal after facing a difficult situation. It means learning from the process in order to become stronger and better at tackling the next challenge.
Learning from setbacks can empower children with learning and attention issues. It can also help them develop new strategies and tools for solving problems.
How children eat today will have a striking impact on their health throughout adolescence and adulthood. Consuming nutritious foods helps children and teens grow, develop, do well academically and feel good about themselves.
Educating children on good hygiene is the best way to avoid the spread of infection and disorders and not just for childhood complaints; teaching the principles of correct hygiene at an early age can help keep individuals healthy in later life.
Fitness and the body
A physically active child is a healthy child.
Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes and other conditions.
However, physical activity is also beneficial to the mental health of a child. Experts say physical activity allows children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and depression, and increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills. “Exercise also releases endorphins, which correlates to a happy child,” - Len Saunders
Learning about plant growth, recycling, and conserving resources in a fun way will ensure children have the knowledge to make a difference in protecting the planet.
"Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it."- Sir David Attenborough
One of the most important aspects of school-life for children is developing friendships and positive relationships with their peers. Like adults, children cannot be expected to be friends with everyone they have to work with but are likely to feel much happier at school if they can develop some strong, lasting friendships and are able to cooperate with their peer group.
Calm minds thrive in nature
What We Offer
A 36 Week programme which will work on all 7 primary areas or a 12 Week programme working on 2 primary areas. The package can be bespoke to your personal needs. 1-2-1 Mentoring or small groups working towards desired goals in a positive and engaging way.