Role Models are delighted to be running a Me and My Feelings course at Chelsea Academy for 6-7 year olds.
The course is £395. This includes a 45-minute Parent Class at Chelsea Academy. Please see below for multi-buy discount, referral coupon and childcare voucher information.
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 ‘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 Feelings
Brilliant Me & My Feelings is specifically designed to help your child:
- Recognise and identify their big feelings and emotions
- Understand that all feelings are valid
- Manage frustration
- Develop ways to self-regulate
- Know how to deal with worries and nerves
- Think about their impact on others’ and the feelings they have
Children can often struggle to manage their big emotions and feelings; they may not be able to articulate how they feel or even recognise the exact emotion they are experiencing. This course is about developing your child’s emotional vocabulary and awareness. Taking the time to connect with how we feel and to understand our emotions without judgement, allows us to respond from a place of control rather than being overcome by big emotions. Our 5 day course uses the power of story to help children explore their feelings and learn different ways to accept them- even the uncomfortable ones! Each day two stories are shared with the children based around the theme of feelings and then activities are completed to help them link the learning within the story to their own 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 experience certain big feelings can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.
The stories shared in The Brilliant Me & My Feelings course are based around the following themes:
- Some feelings are uncomfortable and that’s ok
- Why is kindness important?
- How to deal with worries
- Expressing our feelings and developing emotional resilience
- Feelings can sometimes hide underneath other feelings
One example of the stories shared during the week is the wonderful ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival. This story is all about Ruby; she loves being Ruby, until one day she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and starts making Ruby sad. Ruby finds a way to get rid of the worry and feel like herself again. The story is shared and discussed as a group, followed by an activity where the children explore different ways of talking about their worries. Firstly the children make their own worry monster using a balloon and we see just what happens when we hold our worry inside- it grows and grows and gets in our way! They then make either a tiny worry doll or a worry box, and learn that it’s good to talk about the things that worry us. They also learn that having a set time and way of doing this stops the worry taking over our everyday thinking! The story and activities help the children understand that worries are normal and we all have them, learning how to recognise and manage them is the important part.
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 openly struggle with their big emotions, we believe it’s healthy for all children to explore the power of their feelings; which ones they experience, how they feel, and how to respond to them. This helps to build emotional awareness, empathy and puts the foundations in place for children to be able to express their wants, needs and feelings effectively. We see this as an important part of building positive relationships, understanding ourselves and being aware of the impact we have on others. The course provides a much needed opportunity to stop and reflect on how we feel, and it helps to build the children’s vocabulary in order to talk about their feelings.
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 all about the different feelings we have, what they feel like in our bodies and how to understand 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:
As a teacher Brigid has taught in primary and special needs education throughout London boroughs, as well as having spent a year in Qatar as head of Performing Arts in an international primary school there. Whilst in training to be a teacher Brigid enjoyed volunteering her skills on missionary educational projects and travelled to India, China, Uganda, Kenya and even New York City in this capacity. Brigid is a keen ambassador for life skills development and always ensures a growth mindset is at the heart of her approach to teaching and learning. She has worked with young people throughout the world with wide ranging resources, cultural influences and abilities and has witnessed first hand the transformative power that life skills can have on the life of a young person! Read Brigid’s full profile here!
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.
Catherine is a London based artist and community arts facilitator. She has endless experience working with children creatively. After graduating from the University of the West of England with a degree in Drawing and Applied Arts, she stayed on in Bristol and began teaching art in primary schools and afterschool clubs through companies such as Superstars Ltd. and GoSketch. Catherine continued to work with children through fantastic community arts and playwork organisations such as Kumiko Community Arts, APE project and still facilitates art workshops for all aged children each summer at music festivals such as Shambala, Starry Skies and Greenman. Click here for Catherine’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.”
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The course runs from 10am – 3pm daily. The slightly later start ensures it doesn’t feel like a school day.
Early drop-off: There is the option of dropping your child off at 8.30am, at a cost of £15 per morning. We don’t offer activities for the children from 8.30am – 10am so we ask them to bring a book or game to keep themselves happy! Please email [email protected] if you’d like to request this service.
Role Model pick-up: If a 3pm pick-up is tricky, then our Creative Childcare service should be able to help. We can find an engaging Role Model to collect your child and either take them home or explore London for the afternoon. Our childcare sessions are a minimum of 3 hours. Our fees are explained here. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to request this service.
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
3. Parent Class
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’. This will be held at 12.15pm on the first day of the course. The Parent Class 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. To help with this you will also receive three follow-up videos to watch with your children, delivered by our Head of Character Education.
Groups will be no larger than 15 children per Role Model, to ensure a high level of support, however we may have more than one group of children per course. We also aim to have volunteers on every course to increase the support.
Groups for the week will be split according to age and personality. The whole group will come together for communal sessions such as the morning welcome, lunch and assemblies.
Yes. Children 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 course is £395 which includes VAT. This includes a 45-minute Parent Class during the week.
We currently offer three Brilliant Me! courses: Brilliant Me & My Confidence, Brilliant Me & My Mind, Brilliant Me & My Feelings. We also offer multi-buy discounts across these three courses.
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).
Childcare vouchers are accepted at Chelsea Academy School. If you would like to pay using childcare vouchers, please email [email protected] to let us know. In your email, please mention which course(s) you would like to book and for how many children. You will also need to provide us with your name, contact telephone number, billing address (for the invoice) and each participant’s full name and date of birth. Please do let us know which voucher provider you are with, so that we can give you the relevant carer account number.
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- 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.
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.”