We were all children - Hannah
Hannah Vaughan Jones tells her We Were all Children story
Hannah Vaughan Jones is one of StreetInvest’s Ambassadors. Her story shows how important it is to have a trustworthy adult in one’s life to help grow both confidence and self-belief.
"I racked my brain trying to think of a time when I needed a trusted adult to listen and support me. It makes you realise how lucky you are when you have to think so hard.
I grew up loved, supported, and listened to by my family. But there was one part of my childhood which was determined by my school teachers. Drama. Singing. Theatre. Little did I know then that it would shape my future career.
Having the courage to stand on stage and perform did not come naturally or instantly to me. I was lucky enough to have three drama and music teachers who believed in me. They didn't always tell me what to do, or how to do it. They let me learn from my mistakes and trust my own instincts. That, for me as a news presenter today, was invaluable.
Because, We Were All Children, we can all relate to having or lacking that confidence boost from someone who's perhaps older, and perhaps wiser. Because, once We Were All Children, we should help StreetInvest reach the kids today who just need a little support and a boost."