All posts tagged: Child Education

#30 | Taking Children from “from Inspiration to Aspiration” with Dr. Ger Graus

Teacher, writer and social activist, Dr Ger Graus has recently been awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to children. Ger is a renowned figure in the field of education and currently he holds the position of the first Global Director of Education at KidZania. Ger Graus has been at the heart of innovation and project development such as ‘KidZania World Online’, ‘KidZtalk’, ‘KidZania Careers Week’, ‘KidZania LitFests’; education ‘Think-Tanks’, ‘Ambassador Schools’ Ger is now spearheading a ‘Futures Awareness’ campaign to introduce careers education into the primary phase. After all, as he frequently reminds us: “Children can only aspire to what they know exists.” Ger started at KidZania London in 2014, where he has been responsible for developing the UK-wide education strategy, including partnerships with schools, Higher Education, commercial and third sector learning partners. KidZania is a place where children aged 4 to14 can experience the world of work through role-play, and is designed to inspire and empower: “from inspiration to aspiration”. Since its inception in 1999 in Mexico City, KidZania now has …

#14 | Inspiring Resilient and Confident Kids with Kylie Allen

Kylie Allen, an entrepreneur, mother, wife, teacher and life changer. She is a risk taker who is always looking to improve the lives of those around her. She is committed to focusing on the mental health, confidence, social and emotional learning of kids. Kylie is the director and one of the teachers at Inspiring Minds Studio. At Inspiring Minds Studio they change the lives of kids, offering a variety of programs  that nurtures and supports the well-being of kids . Their programs help kids build their confidence and independence whilst learning important literacy and numeracy concepts, developing their fine motor skills and learning important social and emotional skills to help them through life. Not one to let challenges of any sort hold her down, during lock-down Kylie has taken to supporting families by providing an online program for preschool children. She even found time to co-author her first book, “Empowered Women Empowering the World” launching in September and a children’s book in the pipeline. Kylie and her team share resources, ideas and inspiration on ways …