First things first. 'Brilliant Notts' is going to be designed and delivered by the year fives. Any school in the city or county of Nottinghamshire is invited to take part.
But there's a catch... Numbers are limited on this exciting, first project of its kind in Notts or we won't be able to squeeze you all in, and it's going to be a case of first come first served. So, if you want your school to be brilliant, motivated and positive, with your year fives leading a trail of positivity and happiness across the school and beyond, then get in touch and book your place – quickly!
'Brilliant' is way up the awesome scale. And we think 'Brilliant Notts' will equip the children to deal much better with school. We also know it will set kids up to be confident, positive, upbeat, passionate and happy…things that go well beyond the classroom.
We've run this programme in Derby and the kids involved know they feel significantly more happy and confident, their attitude at school and home has improved, and their school results are noticeably higher.
How cool is that?
At the start, 'Brilliant Notts' will have some adults driving it. But once the kids are up to speed the adults will take a back seat. Have you heard the phrase 'light the blue touch paper'? That's what we aim to do. And then stand well back while you lot sparkle!
The adults are
Andy Cope, aka 'Spy Dog author'. This best-selling author is also a happiness expert and oozes positivity. He gets people to think differently and to achieve huge unbelievably great goals.
Hilary Craik, aka School Champion. She's creative, energetic and helps schools become even more brilliant than they are already. She enjoys getting people together and making sure that good things happen... and overcoming any problems that get in the way!
Graham Cullen, aka Cool Dude Headteacher. An optimist with a positive outlook on life, Graham's also one of the coolest Headteachers around.
Elizabeth Juffs, aka Mrs Positive. Liz just loves being with people, helping them bring out their best, and inspires confidence and a 'can do' attitude wherever she goes.
James Hilton, aka ‘Yes Sir’. James loves children but can never manage to eat a whole one. He used to be a Headteacher – but don’t let that put you off. He smiles loads and says that being a head teacher was good but being part of ‘Brilliant Notts’ is even gooder!
Minesh Tailor aka 'Crazy Scientist.' Having spent several years in scientific research, Minesh realised that inspiring young people about the amazing world of science through fun experimentation and interactive learning was a far better way to make a difference. He’s thrilled to join the ‘Brilliant Nottingham’ team.
Carl Bembridge, aka 'Mr Technical'. The secret man behind the scenes, does crazy things with computers and makes the Brilliant Notts website look pretty!