Empowering Children (Wise Kids Hero Quest)

The ‘Wise Kids Hero Quest’ came out of a desire to empower children by giving them a safe space to make decisions around a dream or vision and to practice failing and succeeding on the journey of creation. So much of education has been prescriptive and a lot of the autonomy has been taken away from children. In today’s world children can access a multitude of information. Why not empowering them though facilitating them to follow a heartfelt desire to learn , investigate, create, make and then share this with others in a variety of ways.

Empowering Children
Empowering Children

In the past I created space in the classroom for empowering children to run their own small business or enterprise through following a passion and sharing that in whatever form it may take. It came in many different forms. From the release of a music cd at a disco, creating a chocolate cake cookoff, producing artworks to sell, cooking cupcakes, creating colourful scarves, growing and selling seedlings, green screen photography, soap with animals inside and to even horse biscuits.


Empowering Children
Empowering Children

Empowering children for the next generation means giving them the opportunity to practice being responsible for their choices and actions. A real-life project or quest does this. Having witnessed the individual growth of leadership, persistence, communication and resilience and much more in the above examples…this formed the foundation for developing the platform of the Wise Kids Hero Quest 1 and 2. A platform to which I believe needs to be in all schools, giving children the chance to be empowered children and lifelong learners in expressing themselves in their desired facilitated journey of discovery.