Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire children to take ownership over their minds and bodies to begin their journey of self-discovery.

Creative
Healthy

Self-Belief

Beliefs organise our model of the world, they lie at the heart of our behaviour and serve to give meaning to our life. In particular self-belief is perhaps one of the most valuable beliefs in term of enriching one’s own life. If you believe that you are a competent, confident human being your life will unfold in a completely different way from a person living their life but believing they are inferior and incompetent. A great way to nurture self-belief is through teaching the growth mind-set: the idea that ability is developed and cultivated as opposed to born and innate. People possessing a growth mind-set are more likely to take on challenges, set high expectations and cope with failure, all key ingredients for personal growth and achievement. More importantly, self-belief allows a person to become autonomous and develop their own value system which they can then align their behaviour and life around.

Creative

In many ways creativity is what sets us apart from the rest of life on Earth. The modern world has quite literally been created by the ideas, beliefs and values of humans. Imagination is the source of this creativity and is what allows us to transcend our immediate situations and create the possibility of transforming the present into something better. Being creative is essential in the 21st century where the rate of change and new technology is exponential, as well as the need to tackle the looming problems of our survival on our planet.

Curious

All children have a powerful innate capacity to learn. If left to play freely, they will immerse themselves in role play, explore objects and situations, and ask questions about all sorts of topics. In many ways this is the rawest form of learning that gives children ownership of the learning process and boosts their engagement and motivation. This is not only important to the individual but also to human progress. Human achievement in all its forms is inspired by the desire to explore, test, wonder why and ask what if. It is therefore vital to nurture children’s natural curiosity throughout life to promote lifelong learning and growth.

Empathic

Empathy is the art of stepping imaginarily into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspective and using that understanding to inform your actions. It is not simply treating others as one expects to be treated. Empathy actually requires a great deal of intelligence and awareness because it involves looking outside of one’s self in order to experience someone else’s reality. In our globalized world cultivating empathy is imperative for us to get along and sustain ourselves as well as to feel part of one connected system.

Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihayli, the founder of ‘flow’ defines it as “the state of being so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought follows inevitably from the previous one”. Studies have shown that when people are in flow, not only do they perform to their best, but they learn faster and feel happier. Research has shown that the top athletes who are in flow are operating within certain brain waves which may be the key to reaching peak performance and encountering optimal experiences. Accessing flow by choice will undoubtedly lead to new heights of human achievement and productivity.

Passionate

We believe that passion comes from doing things that embody who you are. Therefore, passion relies on the nourishment of self-autonomy and expression and leads to a deep sense of fulfilment. Importantly, passion creates motivation within the person to engage in an activity that matters to them and is independent of external influences. As a result, when a person has found their passion they learn deeper and often go on to be experts in their field, working towards their unique purpose in life.

Rational

The human mind is far from perfect. A vast amount of research has highlighted these imperfections in the context of reasoning and judgement. As a result there is now an enormous literature on the biases and misleading mental shortcuts the mind is prone to. The insight taken from this research is that in many ways people are incredibly irrational. However, this is not to say this cannot be overcome. One way is through cultivating critical thinking skills, where people develop the ability to think clearly, comprehend information logically, and evaluate evidence dispassionately. In this sense, people are thinking about thinking in an attempt to discern and interpret information objectively. Rationality and critical thinking is imperative in the 21st century, where we are constant consumers of information. It is vital for developing beliefs and behaviours aligned with reality that allow an individual to function effectively.

Self-Aware

Self-awareness is a core element of personal change and achievement in any area of life. To deepen self-awareness we have to focus attention inwards and use the mind to observe experience itself. People that are self-aware have a deep understanding of their emotions, strengths, limitations, values and motives. As a result of this self-knowledge they are better equipped to align behaviour with beliefs, adapt to novel environments, learn more deeply from experience and ultimately create autonomous life goals aligned with their sense of self and talents.

Healthy

Having a well-balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity are essential ingredients in promoting overall health and well-being. This is because good nutrition and exercise have been linked to many positive changes in the body, both physical and mental. Some examples of physical changes are increased body functioning and lowered cholesterol levels, along with the potential for some exciting epigenetic changes and prolonged growth of brain cells. Balanced diet and exercise can also contribute to enhanced energy levels and positive moods, resulting in a development of the whole person.

Curious
Self-Aware
Empathic
Rational
Self-Belief
Flow
Passionate
Curious

All children have a powerful innate capacity to learn. If left to play freely, they will immerse themselves in role play, explore objects and situations, and ask questions about all sorts of topics. In many ways this is the rawest form of learning that gives children ownership of the learning process and boosts their engagement and motivation. This is not only important to the individual but also to human progress. Human achievement in all its forms is inspired by the desire to explore, test, wonder why and ask what if. It is therefore vital to nurture children’s natural curiosity throughout life to promote lifelong learning and growth.

Self-Aware

Self-awareness is a core element of personal change and achievement in any area of life. To deepen self-awareness we have to focus attention inwards and use the mind to observe experience itself. People that are self-aware have a deep understanding of their emotions, strengths, limitations, values and motives. As a result of this self-knowledge they are better equipped to align behaviour with beliefs, adapt to novel environments, learn more deeply from experience and ultimately create autonomous life goals aligned with their sense of self and talents.

Passionate

We believe that passion comes from doing things that embody who you are. Therefore, passion relies on the nourishment of self-autonomy and expression and leads to a deep sense of fulfilment. Importantly, passion creates motivation within the person to engage in an activity that matters to them and is independent of external influences. As a result, when a person has found their passion they learn deeper and often go on to be experts in their field, working towards their unique purpose in life.

Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihayli, the founder of ‘flow’ defines it as “the state of being so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought follows inevitably from the previous one”. Studies have shown that when people are in flow, not only do they perform to their best, but they learn faster and feel happier. Research has shown that the top athletes who are in flow are operating within certain brain waves which may be the key to reaching peak performance and encountering optimal experiences. Accessing flow by choice will undoubtedly lead to new heights of human achievement and productivity.

Self-Belief

Beliefs organise our model of the world, they lie at the heart of our behaviour and serve to give meaning to our life. In particular self-belief is perhaps one of the most valuable beliefs in term of enriching one’s own life. If you believe that you are a competent, confident human being your life will unfold in a completely different way from a person living their life but believing they are inferior and incompetent. A great way to nurture self-belief is through teaching the growth mind-set: the idea that ability is developed and cultivated as opposed to born and innate. People possessing a growth mind-set are more likely to take on challenges, set high expectations and cope with failure, all key ingredients for personal growth and achievement. More importantly, self-belief allows a person to become autonomous and develop their own value system which they can then align their behaviour and life around.

Rational

The human mind is far from perfect. A vast amount of research has highlighted these imperfections in the context of reasoning and judgement. As a result there is now an enormous literature on the biases and misleading mental shortcuts the mind is prone to. The insight taken from this research is that in many ways people are incredibly irrational. However, this is not to say this cannot be overcome. One way is through cultivating critical thinking skills, where people develop the ability to think clearly, comprehend information logically, and evaluate evidence dispassionately. In this sense, people are thinking about thinking in an attempt to discern and interpret information objectively. Rationality and critical thinking is imperative in the 21st century, where we are constant consumers of information. It is vital for developing beliefs and behaviours aligned with reality that allow an individual to function effectively.

Empathy

Empathy is the art of stepping imaginarily into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspective and using that understanding to inform your actions. It is not simply treating others as one expects to be treated. Empathy actually requires a great deal of intelligence and awareness because it involves looking outside of one’s self in order to experience someone else’s reality. In our globalized world cultivating empathy is imperative for us to get along and sustain ourselves as well as to feel part of one connected system.

Healthy

Having a well-balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity are essential ingredients in promoting overall health and well-being. This is because good nutrition and exercise have been linked to many positive changes in the body, both physical and mental. Some examples of physical changes are increased body functioning and lowered cholesterol levels, along with the potential for some exciting epigenetic changes and prolonged growth of brain cells. Balanced diet and exercise can also contribute to enhanced energy levels and positive moods, resulting in a development of the whole person.

Creative

In many ways creativity is what sets us apart from the rest of life on Earth. The modern world has quite literally been created by the ideas, beliefs and values of humans. Imagination is the source of this creativity and is what allows us to transcend our immediate situations and create the possibility of transforming the present into something better. Being creative is essential in the 21st century where the rate of change and new technology is exponential, as well as the need to tackle the looming problems of our survival on our planet.

Our vision of self-empowerment is supported by some amazing findings that show how our physiology is actively reshaped by our experiences.

Epigenetics

Epigenetics is a new science of how environmental signals select, modify, and regulate gene activity. This new discipline reveals that our genes are constantly being remodelled in response to our life experiences. Research has shown that engaging with positive habits and stimulating environments can lead to positive gene expressions in the individual and future generations.

Neuroplasticity

Brain plasticity is the idea that our brain physically changes as a result of experience and what our environment demands of it. Exciting new research has shown that the connections in our brain are actively re-wiring throughout our lives. In particular with repetitive practice of certain skills it has been observed that the brain can actually enlarge in the areas responsible for that skill as well as speed up the connectivity between neurons. Thus it seems that the brain is an evolving organ growing with us as we move through life.

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