Self-confidence means being secure in yourself, your abilities and your personal judgement; high confidence levels can transform your social relations, achievements and even your mood.
While young people’s confidence levels are influenced by factors such as their upbringing, friends and family, beliefs system, health, and the pressures of society and of the media, they can also be built up through taking on and achieving challenges, realising ambitions and learning to think confidently.
This lesson is designed to help students (aged 11-14 and 14-16) understand how successfully solving a problem or meeting a challenge can have a positive impact on their personal development.
By the end of this confidence-building activity by Barclays LifeSkills, students will be able to:
- identify challenges and describe the feelings when overcoming them
- plan how to overcome a fear or challenge
- understand some helpful ways to think about past events.
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LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a curriculum-linked programme developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK. All completely free and immediately accessible. LifeSkills can also support you with the new careers strategy.