Each day a story is shared based around the theme of confidence. Then, creative activities help the children link the learning from the story to their own everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task to help them embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week and is used to help the children talk about how they feel. Discussing certain situations Billy might lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.
The stories shared in The Brilliant Me & My Confidence course are based around the following themes:
Celebrating What Makes Me Special
Learn to be proud of the things that make you special. Rather than hide them away so people don’t notice, learn to celebrate
Sometimes Winning is Having the Courage to Start
What’s the point in trying something we know we are ‘bad’ at? Learn how it’s not always about being the best, fastest or smartest. Sometimes winning is having the courage to give something a go.
Will I Be OK?
When we feel scared or overwhelmed about something, it’s easy to think we won’t cope. Learn how to develop the confidence to know that you will be okay, by thinking positively and rationally.
Daring to be Different
We all want to seem ‘normal’ but what if you want to look or think differently to others? Learn to have the confidence to be who you really want to be.
Fear, Bravery & Courage
Being brave doesn’t mean that we don’t ever get scared. Learn how to show courage by feeling your fear and stepping into it.