Here at The Bugs Group we have helped thousands of children to come out of their shell when taking part in sport, which has seen some fantastic results across all the schools we have worked with. Some of the parents from our classes have even come forward and said how beneficial the FootieBugs, DanceBugs, YogaBugs and MultiBugs classes have been for their child’s early development.
One area we are discussing today is Confidence.
Confidence can vary from being involved more in the classroom i.e. asking and answering questions or it can be a child’s self-esteem and how they feel when they are taking part in sport.
YogaBugs helps increase confidence in a number of different ways. First of all, each class has a non-competitive environment which allows each child to excel at their own pace and removes all the focus on ‘ability’, that we see so much in sport nowadays.
We also believe that it is necessary for children to express themselves, so things like ‘Roaring like a Lion’ or ‘Soaring through the skies like an Eagle’ allows the children to interact with the different Yoga poses in a fun and exciting way.
Another area that has helped thousands of children develop in confidence is our Mindfulness Programme. This programme teaches children about the different emotions they feel and how to recognise and deal with them positively.
Overall, we have found that these different teaching methods have all been very successful in improving children’s mental wellbeing, which makes it all worth our time. We are always striving to be the best that we possibly can be, which is clear through our top statistics, let’s have a look…
At Marston Green Primary School, we introduced our YogaBugs classes alongside the Impact & Change Programme. Before the children started, they were given an average rating of 5 out of 10 based on confidence in lessons. However, after just 10 weeks of our YogaBugs classes being introduced, the teachers had already seen a drastic improvement in the children’s overall confidence and the figure increased to 6.8 out of 10. To put it in perspective, that’s an improvement of 36%!
At Wattville Primary School, we had similar success after running YogaBugs for a period of 15 weeks, we found that the children were really adapting to the lessons. We saw an increase of 27.9% in children’s confidence levels since we first started which, both us and Wattville school considered was a significant improvement and a statistic that we are very proud of.
Dorridge Primary School is another school that we have worked with where the children have had a massive boost in confidence after taking part in our classes. After comparing results at Dorridge School throughout the 10 weeks, we found that there was a 25.3% increase in the children’s confidence levels. Our teachers at YogaBugs were very proud to see each individual getting involved in Yoga and it was even better to see that this had a positive effect on their contribution in the classroom.
Here at the Bugs Group we are always looking to grow children’s confidence and our sessions are designed to involve all ages and abilities in a pressure free environment. We feel that this has been the main contribution to our success as well as the children willingness to get involved in each class.
We believe that confidence is a big part of a child’s journey through and it is vital for them to reach their full potential. We also look at self-esteem, concentration, communication and behaviour which are just some of the emotional outcomes we always look to improve across our classes.