UK Course

Brilliant Me and My Mind – Wimbledon, Easter

Resilience skill

Designed for children of 6-7 years old, our Brilliant Me & My Mind course helps them learn to think positively and let go of perfectionism.

4 Days

Wimbledon High School
Mansel Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 4AB

06.04.20 - 09.04.20

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£350

Extended day packages available. See Course Breakdown Questions below for more detail.

£350.00

Designed for children of 6-7 years old, our Brilliant Me & My Mind course helps them learn to think positively and let go of perfectionism.

* Discounts will be applied at the checkout

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Creating a positive mindset

Children’s reactions to situations 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 Brilliant Me and My Mind Course uses the power of story to help children explore how to see things and think differently about them. What a revelation to find out that we are supposed to find new things hard and that the mistakes we make actually help us learn!

Letting go of fearing mistakes

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’
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Role Models is committed to social action. For every ten places booked, we offer one free place to a child who would not otherwise have access to our courses.

Course Breakdown Questions

Each day two stories are shared with the children based around the power of our mindset. Then, creative activities 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.

Fun and fast paced learning! 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 built on three elements

Active learning   / Ambitious content   / Serious fun

The Role Models Life Skills programme includes 7 different courses for children in Years 1-6 (ages 6-11). These separate courses can be completed in any order, or on their own.

Our courses follow an education framework developed by teachers, education experts and business leaders. This framework, based on the work of the Partnership for 21st century learning, defines the skills and knowledge that children need to thrive at school, at home and beyond. Our courses have been written by our Character Education team who are highly qualified educators. Our course content emphasises the importance of developing life and career skills alongside academic attainment.

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 skills to fall back on whenever they find themselves up against a new 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 and supportive environment.

1. Parent Presentation

We invite parents and carers to attend a 45-minute ‘Parent Presentation  usually on the first day of the course at 10am. This includes an overview of what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home.

2. Follow-Up

At the end of each day of the course, parents will receive an email with photos and a summary of what the children have done throughout the day. After the course ends, we send three follow-up videos which are designed to help your child embed key themes from the course. These are sent 2, 4 and 6 weeks after the course has finished.

3. Written Report

Parents receive a written report from the Role Model working with their child, highlighting their child’s strengths and areas for further development, which includes ideas and strategies for supporting their child at home

4. Embedding the themes

Parents will be sent a list of all the story books shared throughout the course; you may wish to purchase any of the titles which have particularly resonated with your child to help revisit the themes.

When you purchase more than one course place, you will receive a £50 discount on each subsequent course place, i.e.
£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.

This means if you are booking for a sibling or planning ahead and booking multiple courses you can take advantage of this offer. Please note that for this discount to be applied all course places must be purchased at the same time (in one transaction) and all courses must be of the same type, e.g. day courses.

Yes we do! You can either book a standard day (10-3 or 10-4 for certain courses) or an extended day which allows you to drop off your child from 8:30am. Our course content will only run between the hours of a standard day. Outside of these hours, one of our Creative Childcare Role Models will join the children to run extra-curricular games and activities. You can select which days you extend based on your needs, as extended hours are charged per day. An extended day will be charged at £15 per day per child. Please book a standard day at the checkout and then call us to add the extended day package on 0203 6377107 or email

You can pay for our courses online using credit cards, debit cards and American Express. For any course taking place at Chelsea Academy School you can also pay with childcare vouchers. Please contact us on 0203 6377107 for more information on paying with childcare vouchers.

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