Sovereign House GH - Life Skills

Our Aim

Our aims are to encourage individuality and respect for others, promote confidence and self-worth, encourage social interaction, and more. The classes are all-inclusive and of mixed age and ability. The children are encouraged to discuss topics of mutual interest raised in class, which have included bullying, life prospects and future careers, respect, leadership, self-esteem amongst others. Local heroes and professionals have been invited to share their life stories, and the interactions have been very positive with glowing feedback.

Development

The children develop a can-do attitude with a strong belief in themselves and are empowered to achieve better results at school, and a positive future outlook.

Using the project as a foundation, we intend to periodically invite local heroes of different professions to have sessions interacting with the children, share their experiences in their careers, to help the children believe in themselves, integrating better with their peers and the community.

Motivational Talks

Daniel, a motivational speaker and ex-gang member from Salford, who had turned his life around shared some of his experiences with the children, highlighting the ways children can be led into gangs and the effects it can have on their education, future and families. It was an eye-opener for everyone with questions being answered and some challenges some of the children faced were addressed.

Daniel’s Talk Gallery

Youth Mayor Visit

The Salford Youth Mayor, Mitchell Mullin visited the computer learning programme to share his experiences of being a Youth Mayor in Salford, leadership skills, how the young people can influence their peers and culture, gain confidence and the positive changes they can make within the community.

Youth Mayor Visit Gallery

Kate’s Motivational Talk

Kate, from Salford CVS visited during our Giving-Back week to share her experiences of volunteering, the rewards and skills gain. It was inspiring to the young people to understand the time, dedication and effort made to volunteer, but importantly the fulfilment it brings to them and others.

Kate’s Talk Gallery

John’s Motivational Talk

John, CO of Langworthy Cornerstone Association inspired the children with his work and stories of people who have made a change within the community. It was a lively debate, to understand the work of a CO and how he manages everyone.

John’s Motivational Talk Gallery

Red Nose Day

John, CO of Langworthy Cornerstone Association inspired the children with his work and stories of people who have made a change within the community. It was a lively debate, to understand the work of a CO and how he manages everyone.

Red Nose Day Gallery

Film Day

As part of our summer activities, we watch motivational movies, discuss the characters and theme of the movie, the lessons it teaches and what can be learned from it.

Film Day Gallery