Thursday, March 24th 2022 was NATIONAL CONFIDENCE DAY in Ireland.
TO CELEBRATE – WE BROUGHT CONFIDENCE TO THE NATION!
HERE IT IS – STARCAMP’S BRAND NEW PRODUCTION, ENTITLED ” I BELIEVE IN ME!”
STARCAMP with Gala Retail recently carried out a national survey because we wanted to find out if children’s confidence really was affected by Covid-19 and the restrictions that were placed on them.
Over 1,500 parents from all 26 counties across Ireland with primary school aged children took part. This survey sadly revealed that children’s confidence has been massively impacted, they feel that two years on from the beginning of the pandemic, children have lingering issues in relation to their confidence and sociability – here are some of those results:
Almost 50% of parents have noticed a decrease in their child’s confidence, 48% having become less social and 43% are experiencing new anxieties, fears and worries.
‘Confidence’ ranked above ‘academic excellence’ and ‘sporting skills’ as the top trait that respondents wish for their children, with 43% of respondents rating confidence as the most desirable trait, closely followed by ‘resilience’ (28%) and ‘being sociable’ (15%).
Almost 50% of respondents feel that their child has been less sociable since the introduction of restrictions and 43% are experiencing new anxieties, fears or worries.
A staggering two thirds of children (65%) have become more reliant on devices and technology since the pandemic began.
91% of parents surveyed said that they felt that group activities such as drama, sport and music are ‘very important’ for their child’s development.
Finally, 48% of parents feel that homework should be simplified or reduced and a further 25% would like to see it completely abolished so that children can have more time to develop their social skills.
NATIONAL NO HOMEWORK DAY – APRIL 2021
Coverage from one of the STARCAMP Productions that we produced last year!
NATIONAL NO HOMEWORK DAY – APRIL 12th 2021!
We were absolutely thrilled when An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin officially declared Monday 12th April 2021 as the first official “No Homework Day” for every child in Ireland thanks to a number of STARCAMP Kids!
In his most pressing interview to date, when questioned by 9 year old Dean Aherne from STARCAMP about the abolition of homework, Micheál Martin stated that for the first time ever, “On April 12th there will be no homework, and that’s for the whole country.”
For the thousands of you who tuned into our first ever virtual St Patrick’s Day Show, you will have witnessed the Taoiseach make this announcement in the fantastic and fun interview which was carried out by Starcamp kids!
The Homework ban was greeted by cheers, which we are sure will reach every town in Ireland by Monday. And not only will the children be screaming for delight, we are sure that parents will be too! It is a much welcome bonus as children head back for the first day of the last term of this crazy year!
LET’S SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN FOR 2022!!!Click here to share and print your homework pass!