The Positively Empowered Kids Festival 2019 Sponsored by Club Hub UK
Nottingham – Empowered Education in conjunction with Positive Pants & Positive Kids Magasine will present ‘The Positively Empowered Kids Festival – (PEK)’, taking place at Nottingham Race Course in Colwick, Nottingham on Sunday 30th June 2019 and will be featuring bestselling children’s author, TEDX speaker, mentor and coach, Gitte Winter Graugaard from Denmark will be one of our speakers, and here are a few more already confirmed. They’ll also be more children’s authors, GP’s, workshops, speakers, stall holders and activities such as drumming, forest school, nature & plant workshops, empowerment dolls, kids nutrition & food tasting, treasure hunt, dancing, music and much more.
Jackie Wilson (Empower Education founder), Claire Clements (founder of Positive Pants) & Susan Brookes (Founder of Positive Kids Magasine) are proud to bring The PEK event to Nottingham Racecourse for the first time. The PEK Festival is aimed at children from 5-12yrs, and the aim is to provide families with inspiration, ideas, tips and tools to empower children to discover how amazing they are, learn how to navigate adversity and how to step into their potential. A creative, inspiring and fun packed day is planned!
The event will raise funds for Nottingham based Cartoon Heroes. Find out more at www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk/. You can also purchase tickets here too.
Jackie (45) and Claire (39) both have personal experiences with mental ill health. Jackie says, ‘As a teenager my mental health was poor. My self- esteem and confidence were low, and I struggled to deal with my emotions. My negative way of thinking, along with the traumatic loss of my uncle when I was 10yrs old and the grief I then suppressed, eventually led to depression which remained undiscovered until I was in my late 30s. I then undertook lots of self- development and training to understand my life patterns and the dramas created, and I began to take responsibility for my emotions, beliefs and thought patterns.
Through my company Empower Education, I now work with children, teens, young adults, teachers and parents to educate them in SELF Education, taking them on a journey to grow self- awareness, develop resilience and self-worth. I also have another company, Emotions Toolkit which has resources to support young minds to self-regulate their emotions. I am so excited that the Positively Empowered Kids Festival is going to be able to share with children and adults, different tools and techniques to help them in life, and to know that they are extraordinary and have an amazing potential.’
Claire, who runs Positive Pants which provides clothing to reinforce positive mindset and Blissful Balance where she offers wellness and empowerment events, also struggled with depression as a teenager and adulthood.
‘I turned to various forms of counselling and therapies to try and help me get through, Claire explains, ‘but many struggle to access treatment and experience long wait times. The access to children’s and young peoples’ mental health services report, shows that many are turned away because their conditions aren’t thought to be severe enough even though some have self- harmed or experienced abuse. Kids have so much to worry about nowadays and there’s so much pressure on them, we need to do all we can to support them and help them navigate their emotions. We have so many amazing things for children to try at the Festival, it’s going to be really empowering. They can sing, dance, drum, try holistic therapies and mindfulness, take part in wellbeing crafts, circus skills and nature activities and much, much more. There’s going to be a unique mix of inspiring activities and interactive demonstrations on offer. The Festival really is going to make a difference to children’s lives and help to give them confidence, increased self-awareness and support their development.’
For further information about:
The Positively Empowered Kids Festival – see www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk
Claire Clements – see https://positivepants.co.uk/
Susan Brookes-Morris is also a co-organiser of the Festival, based in Birmingham – see www.positive-kids.co.uk
Cartoon Hero’s – see http://cartoonheroes.co.uk