'I forsee a day when a child’s educational achievement will no longer be limited by their ability, ethnic and socio-economic background and postcode'
– Pauline Limen
'Every child has been endowed with unique skills, talents and abilities. Active parental involvement is vital in helping children manifest their innate capacities'
– Pauline Limen
I found the topic extremely relevant and interesting, especially for us young & aspiring parents whose kids would be going to schooling in the very nearest future. For me, getting involved to help our kids achieve their potential as well as been able to help pick up aspects of difficulties is very crucial. During the presentation, I was able to understand that children of involved parents have a much greater chance to develop into healthy, knowledgeable, responsible, and caring adults and like the presenter rightly put it, a simple question asked at the dinner table: “How was school today?” to the daily checking and ensuring that homework is completed, to regular visits to places of interest e.g. art events, museums etc. goes a long way. Furthermore, securing a good school as well as “home schooling” these kids is equally very important .
The educational seminar held on the 17th of January 2015 for Highway Hope Supplementary School was particularly unique because the presenter opened the eyes of African migrants to the realities of living in England. Mrs Limen emphasised that education is a vital tool in the hands of parents. It is capable of breaking through the norm, extinguishing exclusion and raising prospects of African – Caribbean pupils in their communities. The highlight of the evening was the attention drawn towards career choices. For the first time in many years the reality of what you enjoy versus financial security was placed on the table using data to indicate job projections and career progression available in the real world. I will never forget this quote. “What you enjoy doing, does not automatically become a career”. Parents left determined to make their children understand the value of education.
Engaging, Dynamic and Informative, the workshop led by Aunty Pauline was truly a blessing. Not only did she include memorable activities and stories of people we could relate with, but she also made it interactive (with e.g. Question time) in order to address the issues that mattered to us most. Aunty Pauline shared the secrets behind successful men and women, encouraging us to take these steps as she believed we also had potential. After her session, i was able to examine myself and make changes to my routines. Three months on, I can say my days are more structured, I have formed good habits and I am on route to reaching my goal. Her present was very timely because as A-level students, she made us realise how precious our time is so the earlier I start exam preparations, the more confident I will be when exams come. Clearly explained, extremely relevant, there was simply a message for everyone. Thank you so so much Aunty Pauline!
I found the workshop very interesting and well presented. It made me assess myself and how successful I could become if i put my mind to things and practise my talents more often so i can become better at them. I also learnt that just by thinking positively about myself and my abilities, I can get positive results. Furthermore, i have started managing my time wisely so i can get all the most important things done before the less important things. Thanks Aunty.
The Success mentality seminar was very inspiring. After attending your success seminar, I feel very motivated, but not in that inexperienced, temporary way. I really believe that teenagers can achieve their full potential and I have used the attitude check list on my children.Your practical advice on using time wisely and real-life examples of success despite a lot of distractions for young people, helped me realize that their only limits are the ones they place on themselves. It was awesome.”
I found my experience listening to Pauline at the recent Star Reacher’s seminar in Manchester very enlightening and has equipped me to fully get involved to bring out the best out of my children educationally . With reference to the information she gave about parents having a good structure at home, obviously will help to set a good platform to raise quality attributes which I have incorporated into my busy work life and help me set my priorities right to channel my children to reach for gold. For me, this is a wakeup call !
“As a Teenage Coordinator, the quality of delivery was very good. The teenagers were fully engaged throughout the session, from start to finish. The session was also very interactive and practical, touching on the importance of making lifetime career choices and decisions from a fully informed position. I also particularly liked the fact that the workshop adequately provided a platform for a question and answer session. The teenagers were able to ask mind-boggling questions and received practical answers/ideas to guide them in making the right career choices and motivate them to aim to be the best in all that they do”.
Motivation is something we can never get enough of, and Pauline certainly left me wanting more after hearing her talk on the importance of goal-setting. Inspiring, enjoyable, relevant, and necessary are but a few words I’ll use to describe my experience at one of her sessions.
“The seminar was very educative and gave me an insight into my responsibilities towards my children’s education and career. It also created an alert in my thought process about how I can help my children with their studies.”
I really enjoyed the education workshop. I learned better ways to revise and ways to keep things that I learn into my brain because usually I learn things then it just faded my mind by the time I get to the next topic. One thing that I significantly learned from that was writing down the L.O’s that teachers give me and checking off that I have achieved that L.O I thought that was really good because usually I don’t even notice them. Everything else in the workshop that was said was fantastic and I would recommend it to other people as well. Thank you very much Mrs Limen.