Confident Queen activities for #WorldBookDay

On world book day, I personally feel children should dress up  as character that reflect our diverse community, and we can do that by also making sure the books children read reflect this. Raising my children I remember one of my son’s coming home one day from primary school upset because he had dressed up as a character from one of the books, and a few of the children had laughed at him and said to him that he could not be the character because he was black. I must admit I was quite upset and decided to do something about it through writing my books and researching other authors.

‘Confident Queen’ is a fun loving modern day superhero who helps children to unwrap he Gift of  Confidence which is within them by using the contents of her special ‘Gift of Confidence’ toolkit which contains a creative array of items which can help to boost and maintain a child’s confidence from childhood through adulthood. Research in numerous fields including Education, Health, Psychology and Sociology, highlight the importance of confidence building in our children and young people and Confident Queen is on a mission to do just that.”

Confident Queen appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in April 2012 and was able to wow the audience with her fun outfit and got everyone singing “If you are happy and you know it clap your hands”. Since then she has delivered a lot of happiness and confidence sessions for schools and community centres!

Confident Queen on world book day.

“For world book day i encourage children to dress up with some of the Confident Queen accessories and sing and dance to the fun confidence song I wrote. Here are some photos of children dressed up in their various accessories.”

Listen to me reading my book – I can still play football

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/childrens-story-i-can-play-football-again

Sing along to my Confident Child Song

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/confident-child-with-confident-queen

Make your Gift of Confidence Tool Box

https://confidentqueengenny.com/2019/09/04/gift-of-confidence-box-for-children/

About world book day

On World Book Day each year, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. http://www.worldbookday.com/about/

To Book Confident Queen for your school or children’s programme, just complete this enquiry form!

Check out my Wellbeing and Laughter Assembly for schools

Though sessions are free – their will be a charge to cover my travelling costs if outside Gravesend Kent.  

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Gift of Confidence Box for children

The Gift of Confidence Box for children

As a parent or carer, we can encourage and support our child to be more confident and resilient so that they can be able to cope with everyday life. One of the tools I have developed to help is the Gift of Confidence Box

The idea of this Gift of Confidence  Box, is that children can put in various items which will help boost their self esteem and confidence. It is a box that they can build on and use it throughout their journey into adulthood. I also offer coaching ans support to help children with their self esteem and confidence.

 

Things you’ll need

  1. Empty box or paper to make your own box with blank A4 Cards or paper
  2. Glue
  3. Gift wrap paper
  4. Scissors
  5. Coloured stripes of paper
  6. Small hand held mirror
  7. Plain T-shirt
  8. Fabric Pens

 

How to make the  Gift of  Confidence Box

This is best done with the supervision of an adult

1. Decorate  box

Get your empty box and decorate it or you can use wrapping paper to cover your box or you can Make a box using plain paper or Cardboard

2. Confidence affirmations

Write down on strips of paper things that will help boost your confidence e.g

  • Everyday I feel confident
  • When I do my school work I feel confident
  • When I look in the mirror I feel confident

3.. Personalised Confident T-shirt

Use the fabric pens and write something as bold and colourful as you can that represents confidence and put in your box  Every time you wear the Tshirt imagine you have special confidence power and believe you can do whatever you wish if you put your mind to it.

 

4. Put your Small Mirror in the box

When you look in the mirror, pretend that you are confident,  act like a confident person  would.  Then say this our loud as many times as you can.

5. Other things you can put in your box

Put in your box any awards you get from school or  the clubs you go to

6.Dance and sing to my song  “I’m a confident Child”

Listen to my I’m a confident child https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/im-a-confident-child thanks to Randolph Matthews for helping us with it.

 

 

How to use your Gift of Confidence Box

Now make sure you place your Gift of Confidence box where you can see it, so that you can use the items every time you want to feel more confident.

PlIt will be great if you could send me photos of your Gift of Confidence Box

Confident Queen Schools visits

As someone who was bullied in school and suffered from low self esteem and confidence part of my adult life, I created my personna Confident Queen as someone who is full of Confidence  so that she can go out and help especially children and young people to feel good about themselves and develop the confidence to be the best version of themselves. I was able to demonstrate my confidence by auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent singing my confidence song which proved very popular to the judges and audience and helped me promote my confidence message to the nation.

 

My books

I love writing and have used my skills to write 2 books in my “I can series” helping children to develop the “I Can” attitude.

 

I get invited to do varied activities in schools such as:-

  1. Carrear days
  2. Helping with interview skills
  3. Deliver my unique Happiness and Well being activities
  4. Story Telling based on my “I can series” of books
  5. Confidence building sessions for small groups
  6. One to one mentoring

My tools to help children boost their confidence

I can and Gift of Confidence Boxes

These are boxes which I get children to make. The boxes have special items which children can use on a regular basis to boost their self esteem and confidence.

Confident Child song –

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/im-a-confident-child

This is a fun repetitive song which  can help children to boost their confidence as they sing the song especially at moments when they are not feeling so confident.

Wake up and feel happy song

This is a fun feel good song to motivate children especially when they wake up in the morning.

 

Some photos

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Mrs N Sandy – Thamesview School

Thank you so much for your help and support last Friday. Please find attached the student evaluation of the day, which I feel makes all the hard work worth it. I will update you when we hold the next round of the overall winner, although I feel they are all winners.

Teacher, Mrs Evans, commented;

“Thank you for your AMAZING stories on Friday. We all thought you were fantastic – your stories were great, your delivery was brilliant and your enthusiasm was catching!”

Confident Queen said of her visit to Molehill Primary Academy:

“Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school.  I found the whole experience very rewarding as both the children and teachers were open to engage with me and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.   I loved the fact that the children could ask me questions and had prior knowledge about Africa through the work they had been doing. I really loved my time with the school and look forward to doing some more sessions in the future.

 

Shereen Springer – Richard Atkins School Brixton

Genny, Thank you so much for the workshop yesterday!  You were amazing and the children absolutely loved the workshops.

 

Check out these links in the schools website

http://stmarymagdalenprimary.blogspot.com/2016/10/genny-jones-inspires-year-six.html

 

http://latworkingwithbusiness.com/inspirational-story-teller-genny-jones-molehill-primary-academy/

My song to help boost children’s confidence – Confident Child that’s who I am

In helping children to be confident in themselves, I wrote this song as one of the tools which they can use.

Confident Child Song

 

I am a Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

Listen to me, listen to me, everybody listen to me,

Listen to me, listen to me, everybody listen to me,

I’m Confident, I’m Confident, every day I feel confident

I’m Confident, I’m Confident, every day I feel confident

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

When I wake up in the morning I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I look in the mirror I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I  go to school I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I do my  school work  I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I do my home work I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I meet  new friends  I FEEL  CONFIDENT

When I meet a bully I FEEL  CONFIDENT

Feel Confident Feel Confident

………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………

Jump around, Jump around, Jump around and FEEL CONFIDENT

Jump around, Jump around, Jump around and FEEL CONFIDENT

Jump, Jump, and FEEL CONFIDENT

Jump, Jump, and FEEL CONFIDENT!

Jump, Jump, and FEEL CONFIDENT!

 

Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child  that’s who  I am

Confident Child, Confident  Child, Confident  Child  that’s who  I am

………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………

Shake yourself, shake yourself, shake yourself and FEEL CONFIDENT

Shake yourself, shake yourself, shake yourself and FEEL CONFIDENT

Shake, shake and FEEL CONFIDENT

Shake, shake and feel FEEL CONFIDENT

………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………

Dance around, dance around, dance around and FEEL CONFIDENT

Dance around, dance around, dance around and FEEL CONFIDENT

Dance, dance, and FEEL CONFIDENT

Dance, dance, and FEEL CONFIDENT

………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………

I’m a Confident Child, Confident Child,  Confident Child that’s who I am

I’m a Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

I’m a  Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

I’m a  Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

I’m a   Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

I’m a Confident Child, Confident Child, Confident Child that’s who I am

 

For more information check out my Confident Children’s Project http://www.confidentchildren.wordpress.com

Positive role model- “I was on benefits and wanted to die

The value of a good role model from an early age is so important. Invariably, children will look towards others as examples of how they should try to live.   Our first role models are are parents or care givers and as we grow up we tend to be influenced by our peers.

As s single parent raising boys, I have always made sure that they have good male role models  such as my brothers, teachers, and being into football, their football managers have always been their to help me when i had challenges to deal with.

Now as teenagers, they continue to have role models and today I read about this guy who turned his life around – Reginald Larry-Cole had a successful business, a loving family and expensive cars on the driveway to his dream home. But just a few months later in December 2008, he lost it all when his car finance business Creditlab went bust during the height of the financial crisis.

“I was on benefits and wanted to die “- now I run a £4.3m car finance firm https://www.buy2letcars.com/team/reginald-larry-cole/

 

Read more about this – 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/8324176/i-was-on-benefits-and-wanted-to-die-but-i-turned-it-around-and-now-run-4-3million-car-finance-business/

New book inspires children, raises money for war #amputees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New book inspires children, raises money for Melqosh Mission International

Author Genny Jones is back with the second instalment in her “I Can” series of children’s books, with “I Can Still Play Football,” the story of a young boy named Abu, whose leg is amputated after he’s involved in a car accident. The boy, who loves football, must regain his confidence and re-learn the game so he play with his friends again.

 

The book shows how Abu’s friend James helps him, using items in the “I Can” box given to his brother by Confident Queen, a character who helps children to develop their inner and outer confidence and have the “I Can and Will Try” mindset.

Jones, an accountant, mother of two, and contestant on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2012, has adopted the persona of Confident Queen in real life as a way of helping children to develop their self esteem through her confidence programme.

“I wrote the book having being inspired by a lady called Faith who runs a project helping those whose limbs were amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone,” Jones said. “This made me think about my own two children, who love to play football, and how they would feel if they had an accident.”

Jones said she wants to use the book to bring hope to others about disabled kids and their ability to do things, despite their disability.

All profits from sales of “I Can Still Play Football” will go directly to support the work of Melqosh Mission International, which, she said she hopes “will one day have their own football team, and help both children and adults to enjoy the great game of football, or any other sport they wish.”

About Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen
Genny Jones, known as Confident Queen, created the Confident Queen and set up her community project, the Confident Children Club, in 2008. With her team of volunteers, she has, over the years, worked hard to help children aged 5-11 years to believe in themselves and to become more confident by undertaking various activities which lead them to obtaining their bronze, silver and gold medal and then become confidence champions in their school and community.

On Stage BGT

Jones, dressed up in her Confident Queen outfit, wowed the audience and judges when she appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” in April 2012, demonstrating her confidence and bubbly personality. She has since appeared on various TV and radio shows talking about confidence and happiness.

Editors: for more information, contact Genny Jones by phone on

– 07429 407981 or email- genny@confidentqueen.co.uk
Her website
http://www.confidentqueen.wordpress.com

I can still play football #booklaunch

This my 2nd children’s book is about a boy Abu who was a very keen football player since he was 3 years old, but at the age of 8 he was involved in a car accident which crushed his leg. As a result the leg had to be amputated which left him feeling very sad as he felt he could never play football again with his friends.

His hope to play football again was restored by his friend who helped him to regain his confidence with the help of the ” I Can box” given to his brother by Confident Queen – who is the Queen of teaching children how to be more confident.

PROCCEEDS OF THE BOOK

Some of the proceeds of the book will go towards supporting the Confident Children Holiday Acivity Club in Gravesend and the work of Melqosh Mission in Sierra Leone working with disabled children and families whose legs and arms where amputated during the war in Sierra Leone..

BOOK  PUBLISHERS – Mindset Makeover Mission Kent

I can still play football –

My latest children’s book is  about a young boy Abu  who believed that he would never be able to play football again with his friends after a car accident that crushed his leg. and part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends.

Thanks to all those who have purchased my book, proceeds of which are going towards helping the charity Melqosh Mission International, giving hope to those children and adults whose limbs and arms where amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone West Africa.

 

Some of the photos in the story

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You can order your copy here  cost £4.99 +£2 postage https://bit.ly/2AEGiDD

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book,  to develop greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities. I can still play football is my second children’s book in my “I Can” series of books aimed at children aged 7-9 years old.

 

 

Confident Children after school club #northfleet #kent

“I’m a Confident child”

 Confidence course for primary aged children

Delivered by

Genny Jones Aka Confident Queen

 

This is a practical course which will equip and empower children with the tools and skills they need to have both inner and outer confidence which will help them in their journey through adulthood.  I will work with each  child on an area they want to be more confident as part of their confidence challenge.

The children will work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold medals, with the option of becoming our confidence champions in the community as well as being  be role models and mentors to other children in their school and community.

 

The course covers:-

  1. The confidence quiz—find out how confident you are now
  2. Self confidence—tips to help build inner and outer confidence
  3. Self esteem— tips to help you believe in yourself
  4. Speak out— tips on standing up for yourself and others
  5. Say no to bullying – tips on how to cope if you are being bullied and helping others not to be bullied.
  6. Confidence challenge—  practical challenge to help build confidence
  7. Gift of confidence tool box—these have items to help maintain confidence
  8. Confidence Awards—presentation and celebrations of achievements

Next  course

Tuesdays starting from 30th October  – 3.30 to 5.30pm

Veteran’s Hall Northfleet DA11

30/10/2018 Session 1
06/11/2018 Session 2
13/11/2018 Session 3
20/11/2018 Session 4
27/11/2018 Session 5
04/12/2018 Session 6
11/12/2018 Session 7
18/12/2018 Session 8 Presentation night

Cost – Donate what you can

 

Other course options-

One to one from the comfort of your own home

Online course/coaching

Courses can also be run for your organisation or school

 

For more information email

genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

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