Be clued up

The Flying Formula

From our research and experience so far, we have created a snapshot of what it takes to fly.

Encouraging individuality involves thinking for ourselves, being aware of our passions and having more ownership over our choices with a sense of freedom to try out our own ideas.

Promoting a feeling of belonging means realising we can have an equal voice in conversations, our ideas matter and we feel included and supported by others.

Creating a sense of possibility helps us develop new expectations and wonder what else we could try, it encourages us to stretch beyond our comfort zone and imagine new opportunities.

The Flying Skills

So what does it take to learn to fly? Our four flying skills create the framework for our Flying School concept and underpin our approach and our products. 

We are interested in enabling children to:

  • think for themselves and enable others to do the same. Have an equal voice during conversations in the classroom, playground and at home
  • stretch their imagination, persevere with their potential and coach others to do the same
  • be confident in their own contribution and less inclined to compete with others
  • increase awareness of themselves, their capability and their impact on others
  • build stronger relationships with parents, teachers and other adults and children.

What helps you fly?

We asked our class of advisors what helps them fly, this is what they told us…

  • achieving things on my own
  • my imagination
  • my family
  • when I can help people
  • my friends
  • being proud of myself
  • being brave
  • having confidence
  • love
  • having fun
  • when people ask me if I want to join in

What stops you from flying?

Our class of 7 and 8 year olds also told us what stops them from flying…

  • when someone is mean to me and I think they are right
  • when I get shouted at and I didn’t do anything wrong
  • when I don’t feel confident
  • when other people are better
  • being a bully
  • mean words about me
  • a friend saying “I’m not your friend anymore”
  • being scared