Flying Pigs’ purpose is to provide fun, relevant, engaging activities for teens during holiday periods. We provide an urban experience where teens can meet new friends, learn some new skills, and be exposed to new activities. Each programme is about building self-belief and confidence, and focuses around 3 key pillars – leadership, life skills and inspiration.
We believe in facilitating self-leadership to empower great decision making, alignment to personal values and encourage success in whatever form that takes for the individual. The life skills component of the programme focuses around activities that complement the school curriculum, topics such as cooking, self-defence, DIY skills, and personal finance. The inspiration workshops focuses around areas including social responsibility, innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.
We are pleased to be working with the team at Attitude For Schools (the youth division of The Parenting Place) to facilitate the programme. Attitude’s work involves equipping teenagers with the information and skills they need to negotiate the adolescent years and build meaningful lives. Their nationwide work is based on credible research and linked to the health curriculum, giving young people strategies for solving problems, handling stress, building resilience and negotiating relationships
Kathryn’s corporate sales and marketing background is based in television, sport, advertising and sponsorship. In her personal time, she is passionate about her community and has been an active volunteer for community organisations such as being a mentor on the YWCA mentoring programme Future Leaders, Glen Innes Primary School Breakfast Club programme, a volunteer for Mercy Hospice and has recently been appointed to the board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Auckland.
She believes in providing positive aspirational environments for teens which provides a framework for growing into well rounded adults.