UK Course

Creative Problem Solving Course – Summer

Problem Solving skill

Focusing on critical thinking and creativity, this course encourages creative problem solving, independent thinking , innovation and self belief.

5 Days

Chelsea Academy School, Chelsea
Lots Rd, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AB

24.08.20 - 28.08.20

10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Focusing on critical thinking and creativity, this course encourages creative problem solving, independent thinking , innovation and self belief.

* Discounts will be applied at the checkout

We offer a £50 refer-a-friend discount. After you make your booking you will receive a personalised coupon code via email. If another parent uses your code, they will receive a £25 off their booking and we will automatically refund you £50. This code can be used by an unlimited number of friends and you will receive a £50 refund each time it is used (until the amount you paid for your course has been refunded in full.)

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Think creatively

The ability to think creatively and develop original ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s at home, at school, or in our lives beyond, innovating and having confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential to help us find solutions to problems, evaluate options and think strategically.

Embrace new challenges

Our Creative Problem Solving course develops your child’s ability to think creatively to find different ways to approach a task. Learning how to think creatively can help them feel confident and increase their readiness to embrace new challenges. Developing critical thinking can also help them feel more independent, giving them the tools and strategies to approach life in a new way.

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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

The course is designed to develop the key skills of creativity and critical thinking. The week includes lots of fun activities which encourage the children to use their critical thinking to solve problems, and use their creativity to come up with new ideas. Specific activities include working as a team to empty a bucket of ‘toxic waste’, designing their own ‘Dragon’s Den’ innovative product as well as pitching their idea, and solving a series of short challenges in a fixed amount of time.

 Our courses are fast-paced, high energy and challenging. Your child will be active, engaged and up on their feet. None of the tasks are easy; in fact, we don’t mind if the children struggle with the exercises at the first attempt. It is through this process that resilience and strength of character can be built, in a positive and supportive environment.

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.

Our courses are not designed just for children who struggle with creative problem solving, we believe everyone should be developing this important life skill. Your child may already have a great imagination but perhaps needs to develop their independence or their resilience when problem solving.  Working creatively with others throughout the week can help boost general self-confidence and your child’s perception of their own creative potential. The course is a great way for children to explore being outside of their comfort zone within a fun and supportive environment.

1. Reflection

At the end of each day of the course the children reflect on their learning and how they will apply this in their everyday life . They are encouraged to set themselves short and long-term targets, with support and feedback from their Role Model.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 

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 (8.30 until 6pm.) 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. Please note: If you select an extended day, you can collect your children before 6pm, but will still be charged for the full day. An extended day will be charged at £25 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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