Resilience Course – Late August

Resilience skill

Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Resilience Course is for children aged 8-11 and focuses on how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

The Village Prep School
2 Parkhill Rd, Hampstead, NW3 2YN

8 - 11 years

5 days

24.08.20 - 28.08.20

10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Resilience Course is for ages 8-11 and teaches children how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

10 in stock

* Discounts will be applied at the checkout





For Challenges

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.

Please see the Course Breakdown Questions below for our Coronavirus policy.

Improve classroom learning

Developing resilience and a growth mindset can affect a child’s attitude and can also improve the way they learn in the classroom. Taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and pushing themselves to achieve more are all outcomes which can positively impact their education and attainment.

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Developing Resilience

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home and beyond. By developing a growth mindset, children can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences, challenges and persevere in areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not predetermined and that mistakes can help us learn, can have a huge impact on the way  a child approaches life.

Course Breakdown Questions

Please read below for a summary of our COVID-19 Policy or click here to read it in full.

At Role Models, our priority is the welfare of our students and staff. We have therefore put strict health & safety policies in place to minimise risks related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

These are in compliance with guidelines published by Public Health England and include:

  • Any student or staff member joining the course must already have been in the UK for at least 14 days before the course and must be completely symptom free
  • Family members or carers visiting our courses to pick up or drop off children must comply with latest regulations stated by Public Health England at the point of their visit, otherwise they cannot be permitted on site
  • All children will have their temperature taken when entering the site
  • Additional personal hygiene practices will be put into place during our courses. This will include the thorough washing of hands at regular intervals throughout the day and any resources being disinfected
  • Children will be separated into groups no larger than 10 and will not mix with any other children or staff members
  • Appropriate social distancing will be adhered too, including at collection/drop off. Course activities will allow for children to maintain the advised distance apart
  • Staff and children will be sent home immediately if anyone is suspected of having Coronavirus symptoms

In the event of any course being cancelled on the advice of Public Health England or insufficient booking numbers, your booking will be refunded in full. Alternatively, you will have the option to transfer your booking to a future offline course or one of our online courses.

How has the course content been adapted?

We have adapted our group activities so that no direct physical contact between children is required (hand holding, physical partner work etc). Parents and children should be aware that our course content is based on team challenges and ‘working together’ to apply specific life skills; our courses will continue to focus on this approach and children will be working within a group of 10.

The week includes fun activities during which the children work together in teams or groups to solve different challenges. They will learn about the power of making mistakes, how ‘thinking traps’ can often affect feelings and behaviour, and the positive impact ‘reframing’ a situation can have. The children will explore how the mind works and begin to understand the concept of ‘neuroplasticity’. They will also touch upon other concepts within Positive Psychology which allow us to thrive. 

Session 1: What does resilience and growth mindset mean? 

What’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset? What mindset do we have?

Session 2: Making mistakes

Mistakes can be marvellous! What’s happening in our brains when we learn? (neuroplasticity)

Session 3: Comfort zone

What does it feel like to go outside of our comfort zone? Why is this important? What can we do when we feel anxious? Applying our resilience to our own situations, fears and worries.

Session 4: The power of our thoughts

How do our thoughts, feelings and actions affect each other? What thinking traps do we fall into? How can we relate this to our everyday lives?

Session 5: Emotional Resilience

What about our emotions and responses? What does being emotionally resilient look like with my friends? family? as I grow older?

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

You will learn all about a growth mindset and how to deal with any type of challenge. Do you ever have negative or unhelpful thoughts? You will find out how to deal with these and how to listen in to much more empowering thoughts instead.

  • 5 x 5 hour days
  • A group of around 10 children will be led by an inspirational Role Model
  • You can wear comfortable clothes and have a drink nearby in case you need it
  • It will be a fun week of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group
  • We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the activities, so talking is encouraged! But if there’s anything you don’t want to do, that is fine too!
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!

Our courses are not designed just for children who struggle with resilience; we believe everyone should be developing this important life skill. The online programme is a great opportunity for any child to gain a better understanding of what a growth mindset looks, sounds and feels like and how powerful it can be when applied in different situations. They will learn that we don’t have to believe everything we think and that they can choose how to respond and react to the various challenges life inevitably throws at us. The online collaboration and communication with others throughout the programme can help boost general self-confidence and self-awareness. The course is a great way for children to explore being outside of their comfort zone within a fun and supportive environment.

  • 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. Please note that due to the current circumstances, we may send out a pre-recorded webinar version of this instead
  • End of day email – these emails summarise what your child covered so you can discuss this with them. They may also include photos of your child taking part if consent has been given
  • Top tips – daily tips from Louise, our Head of Character Education, on how parents and carers can support the development of life skills at home
  • 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
  • Follow-up videos – three videos from Louise, sent after the course has been completed to remind your child of the key course themes

The Role Models Life Skills programme includes 8 different courses for children in Years 1-6 (ages 5-7 & 8-11). 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. You can read more about the other courses which we offer here and you can read more about the partnership for 21st Century learning here.

Unfortunately at this venue we are unable to offer an extended day package, however we are able to arrange for a Creative Childcare Role Model to look after your child around the times of the course. If this is of interest, please email

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. holiday courses.

We also 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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