Project Matter

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EDUCATION IS CHANGING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

PROJECT MATTER IS TEACHING WORTH, POTENTIAL, CONFIDENCE & THE BASIS OF EMOTIONAL & MENTAL CONTROL FOR AN INSPIRED & HAPPY FUTURE.

The world is changing. When our young people come out of school today the work and life landscape will be very different. Are they being armed with the right skills to navigate a brave new world where clean thinking, big ideas, questions and adaptation are going to get them further than degrees and current curricular schooling?

For the past 20 years the National Curriculum has taught young people what it defines as ‘a minimum entitlement for every child’ when it comes to approx 10-12 core subjects- dependent on the school.

This has been agreed as the ‘body of knowledge, skills and understanding that a society wishes to pass on to its children and young people’.

I think there is more to pass on in areas of personal development, critical thinking and mental health all of which feed in to a better perspective of the world, confidence, self respect and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

When young people finish their education many process driven jobs will be automated. It will be their  ability to ‘think beyond the peripherals of the box’, for themselves and have the confidence and the belief that allows them to try new things that will give them the advantage.

How we perceive the world, our ability to adapt & change to make the best of what this world has to offer with a healthy perspective is key. These skills will not only give an edge, but will also determine continued success in the future in work, in relationships and in finding happiness.

Think back to your own educational experience –

What if straight from school instead of having a careers advisor offer us a rather mundane choice of workplace options we had already begun to think bigger, smarter and braver whilst still sat at our desks? What if as well as taking school into account we had realised how much we could learn ourselves about any subject under the sun if we wanted to. What if we had also spent some time understanding emotional intelligence and good mental health practice as well and had inspiring talks to guide us along this path as well as meaningful work placements allowing us to fully understand the world we are moving rapidly towards?

Where might you be now?

What if as well as learning geography, science and maths at school we also learnt about motivation, work ethic, self worth, confidence, relationships, potential and mental health…

Can you imagine what the next generation could achieve?

PROJECT MATTER is bringing inspirational and educational talks and meaningful work placement to schools and recent school leavers with the aim of lifting the lid on all of the above for 11-20 year olds.

Talks focus on 4 key themes to help offer ideas and inspiration to help young adults reach their full potential:

  • Being in charge of ones own choices/life
  • Knowledge is power/never stop learning and being passionate
  • Happiness/Peace/Gratitude is key
  • Health & self respect across body & mind

Talks are educational at the core but are delivered in an inspiring package hoping to leave listeners eager to get on with their life and achieve something big.

Exciting and relevant work placements and mentoring will be on offer through partner companies offering references for CVs and a new understanding of possibilities in the work place.

In 2018 we will add supporting online literature, workshops and videos for schools to download as well as a forum and free counselling sessions for those who need them.

Sitting in class rooms now are the people who are likely to cure cancer, create a governmental party that people actually like, provide answers to famine, disease, war and pollution, break world records, create art to make grown men cry and no doubt bring to the table vital things we don’t even know we need right now.

PROJECT MATTER WILL INSPIRE, IMPART KNOWLEDGE AND LIFE CONTROL TO YOUNG PEOPLE THAT FIND THIS SORT OF INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT LACKING IN OTHER AREAS OF THEIR LIVES.

Some young people today don’t have the starter blocks needed to create the mindset that will help them in the future. They don’t have the luxury of a calm environment as well as time on their hands to ponder their feelings and thoughts leading to self  improvement and development.

They don’t necessarily have the support network and knowledge from home to build their confidence and teach them simple yet integral life lessons.

PROJECT MATTER will help to inspire and motivate the next generation to be ready to do exactly what they want with drive, passion and confidence after school. Not to mention have the strategies and creative thinking ability to cope with setbacks and obstacles along the way in order to really reach their full potential. Some of us are only just finding these things now – image what could be collectively achieved if we could have started sooner?

We start with inspirational talks and we have so much more to come.

I am currently looking for ambassadors to spread the word so if this project resonates with you please do get in touch.

Similarly if you are a speaker, school or youth hub that is interested in working together drop me an email – I would love to chat.

lu@luorchestonfindlay.com