Superhero Day is here to remind people all over the world that superheroes can come in any shape, size, or colour, and being one is more about valour of the heart than having actual super-powers.
Superhero Day is the perfect time to let the heroes of this life be identified and celebrated!
Our Milkfluencers are exclusive to Milk Education and have been selected to educate and influence students and teachers on positive change and become courageous, informed, resilient, and make a change to all the generations now and that will follow them!
The pandemic has been extremely difficult for teachers, and education leaders, but imagine how it has affected the children. More time away from friends, learning, growing, changing, and having to cope with extreme change.
Now back at school, our aim is to encourage recovery through wellness, support and learning from influencers that tackle stigmas around mental health, racism, diversity, disability, LGBTQ+ and face it head on. They are encouraging local communities to make positive change, and ‘educate before they discriminate’. But more importantly, these Milkfluencers know what it is like to stand out and embrace their differences. They teach children that it is ok to talk, speak out, show emotion, and share their feelings, and be their authentic selves.
That is what we love here at Milk, embracing our differences and showing our true eccentricity.
There are no fancy filters when it comes to our Milkfluencers… our goal is to expand even further, creating a club of mighty Milkfluencers to educate and inspire children. We proudly support diversity, and we are ready to make a difference in a school near you!
In just 6 Weeks, our real-life superheroes have met with over 10,000 local children…
Milk Education has provided numerous free workshops for Primary, Secondary and SEND schools online, to talk about standing up proud and fighting the stigmas around mental health & diversity.
Superhero Day first got its start in 1995, when Marvel Comics employees went out into the world to ask kids what superpowers they would want to have if it were possible. The results surprisingly revealed that these kids ended up talking more about superheroes in their own lives. This is exactly who are Milkfluencers are – superheroes in disguise who rise to the occasion and are seen as an ideal that can be passed on and practiced in the daily lives of others.
Ben Davie, our Sports Coach, is a regular with our schools with his online workouts and has most recently hosted ‘SEN with BEN’ for Autism Awareness Week – and for Comic Relief, our Mental Health Milkfluencer, Thomas Minns, launched a free Mental Health workshop (with some amazing feedback from our schools and students!) Our Netball Captain and Sky Sports Star, Sophie Morgan, presented an inspiring Women in Sports workshop for International Women’s Week and this week we are excited to have aspiring Paralympian, Keira Forsythe present a workshop for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month! We also have some exciting free workshops over the next few months with our Inclusion and Diversity Advocate, Loti Nambombe, LGBTQ+ Ambassador, Charlie Butcher and Youth Violence Prevention Ambassador, Jamie Pilling so make sure you are following us on our social accounts to sign up! At Milk, we believe inclusivity is key in developing a sense of pride, contribution, and development. Not just for students, but for teachers too!
At just 23, Keira is attacking the stigmas surrounding disability with force! As an amputee, she aspires to compete in the 2024 Paralympics in Taekwondo – but is currently determined to use her experience to teach and motivate children in a similar position. She will be presenting an online ‘Removing the Stigmas Surrounding Disability’ workshop for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month in April for our schools.
You might recognise Thomas, as he is in fact a professional Rugby player! He is using his struggles and experience with mental health, to influence the younger generation to talk more, and be open with their emotions. His previous workshop for Milk Education was centred around ‘Tackling the Stigma Around Mental Health’ for Comic Relief, where over 40 schools attended, and he was inundated with positive feedback from students and teachers.
Loti offers workshops which focus on educating young people about the causes and consequences of racism and how it can have a severe impact on people’s mental health and confidence. As a Diversity Speaker and Mental Health Champion for Nike, Loti uses his personal experiences to celebrate diversity whilst at the same time acknowledging how we work together to bring change where needed. Loti will be running a free workshop for World Day for Cultural Diversity on the 21st May.
Sporty Sophie focuses on women’s fitness, and empowerment in the sport industry. With a successful netball and personal training career, she is a great role model for young girls across the UK! She believes that physical activity is super important. With Milk Education, she recently presented a Women in Sports Workshop for International Women’s Week, which had a great turnout and amazing feedback.
Christine’s training portfolio spans psychological resilience and wellbeing to crisis intervention with 20 years’ experience in the education and business sector. With MHFA training, Christine equips teachers with the tools to provide support as a first point of contact for students to allow them to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and their relationship with their world.
Charlie is working hard to help erase the stigma surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, and the younger generation. Having been through his journey at a young age, he understands the complex relationship between LGBTQ+ matters in relation to mental health. Through his own struggles with gender identity at school, Charlie is a mentor for students and teachers alike – encouraging students’ voices and teacher’s understanding.
Ben is a regular with our schools, having hosted multiple fitness sessions over the past few weeks. Ben’s fitness career has taken him overseas as well working as a Support Coach at the Body Coach HQ! Ben has worked with multiple mainstream and SEND schools and ensures he tailors his workouts to each child, offering alternative exercises so all children can get involved! His sessions vary from feel good energising workouts, to yoga, challenge-based workouts and SEND specific workouts.
Jamie is dedicated to supporting vulnerable young people to change their lives. Due to Jamie’s own personal life experience and overcoming difficulties and turning his life around, he is an extremely passionate individual who is dedicated to enriching and supporting the lives of children and young people to not make the same mistakes. His wealth of experience includes working at a young offender and care centre – supporting, guiding, and rehabilitating some of the most challenging and vulnerable young people in custody.
Jessica is the Co-Founder of multiple Education Service companies and is the Director of Teaching and Learning for a private tuition company. Her experience spans from Primary to Higher Education and offers bespoke training courses to improve the standard of education and Mental Health outreach alongside general pedagogy and teaching based courses.
Make sure you are following Milk Education on our social media accounts for the latest updates on our Milkfluencer Workshops!