Role Models are delighted to be running a series of Brilliant Me and My Mind Courses in Riyadh for 6-7 year olds.
Course price: £720 (approximately SR 3,400) with multi-buy and referral discounts available.
The course price includes a 45-minute Parent Class via a live webinar.
Our ‘Brilliant Me!’ range of courses for children aged 6-7 are designed to help your child feel empowered, confident and the best version of themselves. All of these courses help build early resilience and future leadership skills.
Brilliant Me & My Mind
Brilliant Me & My Mind is specifically designed to help your child:
- Move away from perfectionism
- Learn to take risks and try new experiences
- Let go of fearing mistakes and failure
- Believe in their own capabilities
- Learn to think positively when faced with a challenge
- Move from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’t YET’
Children’s reactions and responses to situations they face often stem from what they’re thinking. Knowing how your mind can work for you rather than against you is a powerful approach to learning and life in general. Perfectionism can set in from a very young age and often stems from a fear of mistakes and judgement of others. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore how to see things differently and how to THINK differently. What a revelation to find out that we are supposed to find new things hard and the mistakes we make actually help us learn! Each day two stories are shared with the children based around the power of our mindset and then activities are completed to help them link the learning within the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task set to challenge them to embed their learning. Brilliant Billy the bunny accompanies the children throughout the week and is used as a distancing tool; talking about certain situations Billy might think negatively in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.
The stories shared in The Brilliant Me & My Mind course are based around the following themes:
- Going outside of our comfort zone
- Thinking helpful thoughts when faced with a challenge
- Learning to embrace mistakes
- Thinking and talking kindly to ourselves
- Having the confidence to try new things
- Seeing hard things as exciting challenges rather than problems
One example of the stories shared during the week is the wonderful ‘The Koala Who Could’ by Rachel Bright. This story is all about Kevin, a koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But when change comes along uninvited one day, Kevin discovers life can be new and wonderful. The story is shared and discussed as a group, followed by an activity to explore the things we think we can’t do and shy away from. The children make their own tree just like the one Kevin clung onto and cover this with their own collection of leaves. They decorate these leaves with examples of things they have been reluctant to try or do because they think they can’t. These thoughts are challenged just like Kevin’s belief that it was too risky to let go of his tree and we consider what there is to gain from trying new things.
What can my child expect the course to be like?
Fun and fast paced! There will be a mixture of games, stories, and activities all delivered by Role Models who are experienced with working with this age range of children. There will be breaks built into the structure of the day including a 30 minute play during the lunch break.
Our courses are always based on three things…
Our courses deliver three things…
they empower the children
The knowledge, understanding and insight gained from our courses should allow the children to think differently and make them feel that what they think and say really matters.
they embed sustained behaviour change
Our courses give children the tools to use the skills and strategies in their every day lives to form new habits of behaviour.
they give children a framework for future success
Through the content, language and skills that we teach, our children are given ways of working that they can fall back on and use time and time again.
What type of child is the course designed for?
This course is not designed just for children who are perfectionists, we believe everyone should be given the gift of realising they have a choice over how and what they think. Even if your child seems generally positive, the stories and concepts shared throughout the week equip them with the awareness and skills to fall back on whenever they find themselves up against any type of challenge. Working within a group using the skills of collaborating and communicating is also a great way to boost general self-confidence and self-awareness. The course is also an opportunity for children to explore being outside of their comfort zone within a fun environment.
How do I explain this course to my child?
You can tell your child that the week is all about helping them be the best version of themselves. They will learn how their mind and their thinking can help them rather than work against them. They will be reading lots of fun (and sometimes silly!) stories, as well as doing creative activities.
Who delivers the course?
All courses are led by a qualified teacher passionate about character education and supported by our top creative Role Models.
The quality of our Role Models is paramount to the success of our courses so we recruit people who inspire children. All of our Role Models undergo a rigorous application procedure and we are totally focused on recruiting people who are talented, engaging & fun. With academics, professional sportsmen and women, actors and musicians, we have a variety of personalities to suit every child and our Role Models are young enough for children to connect with. We look for people who celebrate unique thinking and resilience; whilst ensuring that a holiday course should, above all things, be a lot of serious fun.
Here are some examples of our course staff:
In addition to delivering our Life Skills Courses, Max has taught extensively at both Abingdon School and The School of St Helen & St Katherine in Oxfordshire. He has also led workshops at a number of primary and secondary schools, including Sittingbourne Community College, Bath Community College and Meadowside Primary. Whilst in London, he has also taught after-school drama for 4-8 year-olds with Perform. Click here for Max’s full profile.
Louise is our Head of Character Education and uses her experience as a qualified primary school teacher and coach to create the content for our programme of Life Skills Courses. She has taught in the independent sector for 12 years and has recently completed 5 years as Senior Deputy Head Teacher at a London Prep School. As a coach, Louise works 1:1 with children to help them move forward with specific goals, explore limiting beliefs and develop their direction and confidence. Click here for Louise’s full profile.
Adam has taught consistently in a variety of environments over the past 7 years, from Stage schools to Secondary schools. He teaches technical ability in performing arts alongside confidence in the arts workshops, with children of all ages up to 18. He is currently Head of Musical Theatre at PQA Crawley, helping children develop performance skills and he teaches during term time at Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich, enhancing individuals’ confidence. Click here for Adam’s full profile.
What do others say about the courses?
Our track record
We are proud of the difference we’ve made to thousands of children since we started. The results of our previous course surveys reflect that:
- 90% of all of our parents would be interested in a future life skills course.
- 95% of parents said that their child enjoyed or really enjoyed themselves.
- 91% of students said that they would be likely or extremely likely to recommend a course to a friend.
- 85% of students strongly believe that you can get better at anything you put your mind to.
“The positive feedback he received really boosted his confidence and on holiday he was not phased by asking staff for something whereas previously he would ask us to do it.”
“She has been a lot more tolerant & better at problem solving in a mature manner especially with her younger sister.”
“She seems more confident about attending senior school interviews and has said that the course really helped her to prepare.”
“She said she wished school was like this. She absolutely loved it. Thank you.”
“I love the detailed feedback for him and what you were able to get from him.”
“He came back home everyday in a very upbeat mood and very talkative about the day activities. His mood and behaviour during the school holiday was best we seen in a long time, listening more, showing maturity when asked to do chores, demonstrating empathy with his brother’s problems.”
Click here for additional testimonials.
Click here for course photos in our Gallery.
In the video testimonial below, a Saudi mother talks about her experience of one of our 2018 Ramadan Courses.
The course runs from 10am – 3pm daily. The slightly later start ensures it doesn’t feel like a school day.
The course focuses on ages 6-7 as this is a crucial period of their development. The course is designed for children in Year 1 or Year 2 (who may be aged 5, 6 or 7).
Regrettably, we feel that children in their Reception year at school are too young for this experience.
We have children attend our courses who may have mild additional needs and SEND. As our courses are challenging by nature and the content is ambitious, it’s important to us that your child is able to access the learning and that the environment and level of support is appropriate for them. If your child requires additional support with their learning, behaviour or physical needs, we would suggest the course may not be right for them. We encourage parents to give us a call and discuss their child’s needs in detail with us, in order to make an informed decision.
- Brilliant Me & My Mission
Each day the children are set a specific task or mission to help embed the learning back at home. This is designed for them to share their learning with you and bring it into their everyday lives.
- Written Report
Parents receive a written report from the Role Model facilitators at the end of the week, highlighting their children’s strengths and areas of improvement. They also have the opportunity for a one-to-one discussion with the Role Models at pick-up time at the end of the week. The Lead Role Model will also send a daily summary email to parents informing you of the stories shared and the activities completed, with photos available too. This is a great tool to help prompt conversations at home with your child about their day.
- Parent Class Webinar
It’s really important for you as parents to know what we’ve done so that you can support your child’s learning at home. We always invite parents and carers to attend a 45-minute ‘Parent Class’ webinar. This will be held at 12.15pm on the first day of the course. The Parent Class webinar includes an overview of what your child has covered, ongoing strategies for how this learning can be supported at home and information on of our key frameworks, Growth Mindset, and how it can support your child’s development.
Parents receive email communication after the course which includes ideas and strategies for supporting their child at home within confidence, managing emotions and mindset. We will also send you a list of the books that have been shared during the course, some of which you may decide to purchase. Re-reading these stories with your child is a great way to consolidate their learning and revisit key themes.
We are limited to only 30 children on each of the courses. The individual groups will be no larger than 10 children to ensure a high level of support.
Yes. Children who are not fasting should bring a snack, a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink throughout the day. We encourage healthy lunches which should also be nut free.
The normal course price is £720 (approximately SR 3,400).
The price includes a parent class via a live webinar either prior to the course or during the week itself. Parents will be sent details about this webinar closer to the course date.
See the section below for discount information.
Multi-Buy Discount Scheme
When you purchase more than one course place, you will receive a £50 discount on each subsequent course place, e.g.
- £50 discount if you purchase two course places in one transaction;
- £100 discount if you purchase three course places in one transaction;
- £150 discount if you purchase four course places in one transaction; and so on.
To take advantage of this discount scheme, all course places must be purchased at the same time (in one transaction) and all courses must be of the same type, e.g. non-residential courses for international students. You can mix and match the course title within this group, e.g. you could purchase one place on our Leadership Course and another place on our Resilience Course (both in Riyadh) and still receive discount.
We also offer a £50 referral coupon. This works by providing you with a coupon code after a course is purchased that is valid for 14 days. If another parent uses your coupon code they receive a £50 discount and you receive an automatic £50 refund on your card. This coupon code can be used by an unlimited number of parents and you will receive a £50 refund each time it is used (up to the amount of the original order).
- For bookings, please click on the “Book Now” button to add the course to your cart.
- You have the option to apply a coupon code to your cart at this stage.
- All multi-buy discounts will be automatically applied at this stage.
- On proceeding to checkout, you will be asked to provide some details including credit/debit card information, prior to placing your order.
- Once the order has been placed and the booking has been confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email.
- You will also receive a referral coupon email.
- A member of the team will be in touch prior to the start of the course with our Pre-Course Form and further Pre-Course Information, such as directions, what to bring, what to wear and details on the Parent Class.
- Please ensure that you complete this Pre-Course Form in a timely manner, as we require these details to tailor the course to each child and ensure that specific needs are met – no later than 2 weeks before the course start date.
For any questions, please contact Mariam Polding on [email protected] / +966(0)54 985 3568.
If a customer wishes to cancel a course prior to its commencement, the customer needs to provide us with at least 28 days’ notice. If at least 28 days’ notice is provided to Role Models then the customer shall receive a credit towards one of Role Models’ future courses based on availability and equivalent cost. If less than 28 days’ notice is provided to Role Models then neither a reimbursement or credit note can be provided.
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All of these courses recognise a new educational framework built around the importance of developing confidence and resilience in our children. As importantly, they also recognise and teach what has now become known as the 4 Cs of innovative education. Our children need to learn how to communicate, collaborate, critically think and creatively problem solve and almost every employer globally is telling us that these are the skills they want to see developed amongst this generation of young people.
I congratulate the Role Models team for putting these courses together and for giving young people globally the opportunity to start developing these important skills. I’m sure your children will benefit hugely from being a part of this important drive towards skilling as well as schooling the next generation.”