At The Grove Academy, we are aware that coming to an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming at the best of times. As Educators, we assist children to cope with new rules, new faces and unfamiliar surroundings. This is where a healthy self-esteem will prepare a child for their new surroundings and ultimately boost their level of confidence and set them up for success. A positive self-esteem is like a child’s armour against the challenges of the world. Kids Health (2006) stated “Children who are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves will be better able to handle conflicts and resist negative behaviours. In turn, this will reduce the incidence of bullying.”
We developed the Grove Martial Arts program in consultation with Arlene Blencowe, a World Champion Boxer, MMA Fighter and Motivational Speaker along with one of our very own employees, Elyse Nellies who holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) and a Master of Health Science (Health Services Management).
The coping mechanisms the Grove Martial Arts program advocates will enrich the children with appropriate levels of confidence, allowing them to concentrate more diligently on tasks they are performing and ultimately increase their holistic wellbeing.