Role Models are committed to giving back to the community. For every ten places that are booked on our Life Skills courses in the UK we offer one free place to a child who would not otherwise have access to this enriching experience.

Our courses teach the skills that children need to thrive in the world today.

We all know that people who communicate well, contribute brilliantly to teams and can bounce back from disappointment lead rich and fulfilling lives. Employers are crying out for these skills today.

The Partnership for 21st Century Learning is a framework designed to help children become life and job ready. They have helped us develop a programme of courses that teach children all of these important skills and more.

Our ‘Learning to Fly’ courses are designed to help children develop the 4Cs – creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. We also teach and develop other essential character attributes such as leadership, resilience and growth mindset. We believe that talking and thinking should be given as much weight as reading and writing in any child’s development and our courses are designed to support that belief.

A Comparison of Our Four Life Skills Courses

Creative Problem Solving Course – Wimbledon, October 2019

October 28, 2019 - November 01, 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Wimbledon High School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn. 

Creative Problem Solving Course – Finton, December 2019

December 16, 2019 - December 20, 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Finton House School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn. 

Brilliant Me and My Mind Course – Finton House, December 2019

December 16, 2019 - December 20, 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Finton House School Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

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.

Resilience Course – Chelsea, Easter 2020

April 06, 2020 - April 09, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life.

Leadership Course – Chelsea, Easter 2020

April 06, 2020 - April 09, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Leadership is being able to support, encourage and motivate others to achieve a shared goal. It’s also about having a positive impact on others, in any context. One of the most important qualities in order to do this is a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence. In order to work with and lead others, we must first learn to identify and understand our own emotions, strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness allows us to make our own best contribution and our empathy allows us to recognise the feelings, needs and strengths of others. This level of emotional awareness is an essential skill for building any type of relationship or interaction, whether with family, friends, peers, or work colleagues.

Brilliant Me and My Confidence Course – Chelsea, Easter 2020

April 06, 2020 - April 09, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

Children who are lacking in confidence often don’t feel good about themselves, are self-critical, doubt they can do well and tend to focus on their failures rather than their successes. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore how to accept and believe in themselves. Each day two stories are shared with the children based around confidence 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 lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.

Brilliant Me and My Mind Course – Chelsea, Easter 2020

April 06, 2020 - April 09, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

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.

Resilience Course – Chelsea, July 2020

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life.

Creative Problem Solving Course – Chelsea, July 2020

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn.

Brilliant Me and My Confidence Course – Chelsea, July 2020

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

Children who are lacking in confidence often don’t feel good about themselves, are self-critical, doubt they can do well and tend to focus on their failures rather than their successes. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore how to accept and believe in themselves. Each day two stories are shared with the children based around confidence 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 lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.

Brilliant Me and My Feelings Course – Chelsea, July 2020

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

Children who are lacking in confidence often don’t feel good about themselves, are self-critical, doubt they can do well and tend to focus on their failures rather than their successes. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore how to accept and believe in themselves. Each day two stories are shared with the children based around confidence 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 lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.

Collaboration Course – Chelsea, Mid August 2020

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Learning to work with others towards a shared goal is essential – at school, at work and at home. We believe that confidence, communication and collaboration are the key to working effectively with others. True teamwork is about making your own contribution but also supporting others, recognising your own and others’ strengths, understanding each other, being sensitive to others’ needs and accepting feedback. Our course covers all of these important skills.

Leadership Course – Chelsea, Mid August 2020

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Leadership is being able to support, encourage and motivate others to achieve a shared goal. It’s also about having a positive impact on others, in any context. One of the most important qualities in order to do this is a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence. In order to work with and lead others, we must first learn to identify and understand our own emotions, strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness allows us to make our own best contribution and our empathy allows us to recognise the feelings, needs and strengths of others. This level of emotional awareness is an essential skill for building any type of relationship or interaction, whether with family, friends, peers, or work colleagues.

Brilliant Me and My Mind Course – Chelsea, Mid August 2020

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

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.

Featured Event

Summer Residential Course – Tonbridge, 2020

July 15, 2020 - July 28, 2020
Location: Tonbridge School, High St, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP Age Group: 11 - 14 years

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life. On a Role Models Residential Course children will spend  two weeks embracing this way of thinking and putting it into practice in every day life.

Resilience Course – Chelsea, Late August 2020

August 25, 2020 - August 28, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life.

Creative Problem Solving Course – Late August 2020

August 25, 2020 - August 28, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy School Age Group: 8-11 years (school years 3-6)

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn.

Brilliant Me and My Confidence Course – Chelsea, Late August 2020

August 25, 2020 - August 28, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Chelsea Academy Age Group: 6-7 years (school years 1-2)

Children who are lacking in confidence often don’t feel good about themselves, are self-critical, doubt they can do well and tend to focus on their failures rather than their successes. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore how to accept and believe in themselves. Each day two stories are shared with the children based around confidence 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 lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.

One-to-one Leadership Programme – 3 Session Trial

Dates/Times Flexible To Suit Your Schedule
Location: Flexible Age Group: 9-14 years

This tailored programme for ages 9 and upwards, designed and developed by Katy Granville-Chapman, Director of the Wellington College Leadership Institute, will use the latest research to develop young leaders with passion, character and skills who can make a positive difference in the world. The programme is inspired by Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative; The University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre; The University of Oxford’s Department of Education and The University of Melbourne’s Positive Education Centre.

One-to-one Leadership Programme – Full 8 Session Programme

Dates/Times Flexible To Suit Your Schedule
Location: Flexible Age Group: 9-14 years

This tailored programme for ages 9 and upwards, designed and developed by Katy Granville-Chapman, Director of the Wellington College Leadership Institute, will use the latest research to develop young leaders with passion, character and skills who can make a positive difference in the world. The programme is inspired by Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative; The University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre; The University of Oxford’s Department of Education and The University of Melbourne’s Positive Education Centre.

One-to-one Online Leadership Programme – 3 Session Trial Programme

Dates/Times Flexible To Suit Your Schedule
Location: Worldwide Age Group: 9-14 years

This tailored online programme for ages 9 – 14, designed and developed by Katy Granville-Chapman, Director of the Wellington College Leadership Institute, will use the latest research to develop young leaders with passion, character and skills who can make a positive difference in the world. The programme is inspired by Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative; The University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre; The University of Oxford’s Department of Education and The University of Melbourne’s Positive Education Centre.