So smart. I am seeing more of this in the games my kids play. Insidious.
Sat Jul 24th, 2021
Sadly the lockdowns have meant a few of our key dates are being postponed, but we can't wait to head out to Newhaven Primary School and check out the fabulous work being undertaken in our 'Kids as Catalysts' program there.
Molly, you are amazing! This is an incredibly inspiring talk from 7 year old Queenslander Molly - the youngest ever person to do a TED Talk. Great work Molly and @MinderooFoundation
"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. ... See MoreSee Less
"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents an...
What a brilliant story about these amazing kids and their community. So happy to see this shared out. Well done!"Everyone is very impressed that 4 boys have worked so hard on their Gender Equality project." I'm talking to Brock, Jarrod, Michael and David from Grade 6 at Northern Bay P-12 College Tallis Street Campus. The Grade 6s are participating in the Kids Thrive - Kids Leading Creative Change Program. The students form small groups, inquire in to those in need and formulate a way to help.
Brock tells us more. "There's a Cultural Diversity group who are collecting food for the Food Bank to help the culturally diverse in need. An Animals group are supplying snuggle blankets to Geelong Animal Welfare Service (GAWS). Another group is collecting clothes and blankets for Geelong Mums who support families in need.
"The Kids Thrive Program raises awareness for helping and caring for others. Our group is about Gender Equality and I can relate to that because I have two younger sisters. We investigated and found out that some girls miss school if they don't have the sanitary items they need. My little sister adores school and I wouldn't want to see her, or anyone like her, missing out.
"We had to come up with a plan and pitch it to three judges. They told us they were very impressed with how we presented our pitch confidently and persuasively. We've received $220 to purchase sanitary items and toiletries that girls might need. We're going to buy small packets of toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and conditioning cream, also pads and tampons. We know about these things because we've learnt about it in health. We're going to put everything in 7 zip lock bags which we'll donate to Humans in Geelong who will pass them on to a group that helps others."
Together we talked about charities who support families and young girls in need; One Care, Christ Church Meals Program, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul. The boys decided to donate the items to Vinnies as they knew of a popular Vinnies Op Shop nearby.
The Kids Thrive Program runs over a number of weeks and early this term the groups will have the items to pass on to each cause. Congratulations team Gender Equality and to all the students involved in this worthwhile program.
Story and Photo: Jacqui Bennett. From left to right: Brock, Michael and Jarrod. David was absent. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the brilliant program that you run, kids as catalysts to change. x
Tue Jul 20th, 2021
A pertinent quote from Nelson Mandela. Shout out to all the kids, parents, teachers and everyone else who are working hard to cram in work, studies and additional pressures this last week with yet another lockdown. We are working hard behind the scenes here reshuffling events and plannings and will look forward to showcasing what the amazing participants of our programs have been up to soon. ... See MoreSee Less
A pertinent quote from Nelson Mandela. Shout out to all the kids, parents, teachers and everyone else who are working hard to cram in work, studies and additional pressures this last week with yet another lockdown.
We are working hard behind the scenes here reshuffling events and plannings and will look forward to showcasing what the amazing participants of our programs have been up to soon. ... See MoreSee Less
"I note that the Kids Thrive program supports the Education State target for happy, healthy and resilient kids by promoting the development of confidence and social skills in school settings. This is wonderful to see!"
The Honorable James Merlino MP - Minister for Education
Wild story. But today is officially World Social Media Day!
We recognize this day to celebrate social media's impact on communication globally. From handwritten letters, to telephones to fax machines and now social media, our way of communication has definitely changed over the years.
With information overload and so much at the tips of our fingers it can be an overwhelming place especially for younger people.
We would love if you would check out the project we are developing called The Bridge (formerly Nip It) along with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Creative Victoria.
World Environment Day - #worldenvironmentday. What does the environment mean to the kids in your life? Let us know in the comments. One of the continued areas of concern with kids we have worked with for over ten years on our program is the environment. Please have a chat with the kids in your life today and see what THEY think could be done better to help make our world environment that bit better. We would love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments what they think.
LGBTQI+ Pride Month - Northern Bay College is proudly a designated safe school - Congratulations on being a safe school in Victoria and supporting students and families. We are proud at Kids Thrive to offer a range of safe programs for the LGBTQI+ community and encourage this as part of each program.