Why come to Inspire? Testimonies from parents and young people who attend iNSPiRE below!
"Thank you so much for the
iNSPiRE holiday programmes; our girls
hugely benefitted from the courses. They really
enjoyed themselves as well as learning some
valuable life skills in the process. I felt really confident that the children were being nurtured and not just supervised. We can tell that you are passionate about the courses and put in so much effort to make it a special experience for the children.
We will definitely be back! Thank you!"
~ Cassie, 2 daughters aged 7 & 9
"I always feel so
calm at iNSPiRE."
~ Bela aged 9
"My daughter, Willow, has
attended numerous iNSPiRE weeks and
after school sessions and absolutely loves it!
She’s met some other really amazing kids. The
biggest thing I noticed, however, is after days at iNSPiRE Willow comes home and treats her 3 year sister with such love and kindness. It’s blown me away! I absolutely love this venture Kirsty has started and
can’t recommend it enough. I think we could all
use a little “iNSPiRE” in our lives."
~ Bridget, daughter aged 7
"My favourite part
of iNSPiRE is...
~ Cate aged 8
to say a big thank you for
this week... Lexi had a wonderful
time and was full of positive feedback
about what she got up to each day.
We read through her journal together
last night and she added a new
gratitude list this morning... "
~ Kirsten, daughter aged 8
"My girls both
love iNSPiRE. They think Kirsty
is fantastic. I love that they spend
time learning how to recognise and
manage their feelings, and get into some really good habits around self reflection
and gratitude. Thanks heaps Kirsty.”
~ Kat, 2 daughters aged 8 & 10
"Thank you for
giving Lara the tools she
needs to be the best she can be
and for being a wonderful mentor Kirsty. She has loved the 4 days
spent on the holiday program
and is looking forward to the
weekly afternoon sessions next term.
"We've noticed such a huge
improvement in our 12 year old son after
attending iNSPiRE in term 1. Struggling with anxiety
and the added pressures of High School looming, we
felt that it was important to try and expand Jaxon's toolkit.
After trying a couple of Apps and online courses with little success, we saw a flyer for iNSPiRE and decided to give it a go. Kirsty is wonderful and manages to intwine these positive well-being skills so beautifully that he keeps wanting to go back. The changes we've seen in him as a person are huge! He's much calmer, and his resilience is building, he's less anxious and
he's able to better identify these feeling and use his
new skillset to help face them. Thanks Kirsty!!"
~ Kylie, son aged 12
"I’m so impressed with
Kirsty’s planning, personal approach and
delivery of the ‘iNSPiRE’ course - the thought behind
each and every task, question and action given to the
girls during the week reflects her multi-levelled education
and supportive mentoring style, and her belief in and genuine concern for those in the course. Kirsty touches upon possible sensitive areas such as self worth and limited confidence in a beautifully gentle, relaxed and all-inclusive way, all the while keeping parents
in the loop in regards to course topics and daily activities. My daughter arrived home each day sharing her new knowledge
with a happy, bright and positive attitude.. Kirsty, it takes a
special soul to guide young people in this way, thank
you, the Queenstown community is fortunate
to have you."
~ Lisa, daughter aged 12
"My son came home
after the first day and said "I love
that lady, there is something special about
her - she is awesome. I just felt amazing the
whole day of the holiday programme and I have
so much energy." He taught our family so many
new things and was really happy and grounded
afterwards. Since the programme he keeps
referring to his journal and doing wee
things everyday that Kirsty taught him.”
~ Janine, son aged 10
"Isla really enjoyed the
iNSPiRE holiday programme, Kirsty
made her feel really comfortable from the
start, and after day 1 and not knowing anyone
else there she couldn’t wait to go see her new
friends the next day. Since the programme she’s been
more aware of showing gratitude, and has even
done some of the grounding exercises that Kirsty
has taught her such as rubbing her feet
together. Would definitely recommend
the programme to others!"
~ Sharon, daughter aged 6
enjoyed last terms after school
sessions and this holiday programme.
When I asked her how she feels when she’s
at iNSPiRE she said she feels ‘calm’, something
we could all aspire to. She really appreciates
the fun that she’s had and making new
friends. If you were a rock star Kirsty,
she would be your groupie!!"
~ Liz, daughter aged 9
go to iNSPiRE because they
will learn about themselves,
and have time to relax and be
creative and really think
~ Emma aged 8
"At iNSPiRE I have
learnt that I am more
open-minded than I thought
and I have tried new things
~ Fleur aged 7
~ Amy aged 9
helped me calm down
and become aware
of my thoughts"
~ Anja aged 9