Online Brilliant Me and My Ideas Course – 4pm UK time

Problem Solving skill

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is a course designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), that focuses on developing creative ways of thinking and approaching challenges. We aim to help children realise their ideas are brilliant and need to be shared! It is made up of 4 x 90 minute online sessions.

Each student will join the online session using ‘Zoom’ software (which can be downloaded) from their home.

Students from all countries are welcome. Course times are based on UK time and all students must be fluent in English.

Online - Zoom

5 - 7 years

4 days

01.09.20 - 04.09.20

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All times are UK time.

£180

£180.00

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is a course designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), to help them realise their ideas are brilliant and need to be shared!

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Developing creative thinking

Children can often lack confidence in their own ideas and will sometimes hold back on sharing them in fear of what others might say or think. Some children believe they don’t have any good ideas. We know that’s simply not true, we all have great ideas and potential inside of us. Learning to use our imagination and to be curious is the first step to cultivating our creativity and innovation.

Each online Brilliant Me Course includes access to additional exciting activities for your child to do independently at any point during their day/week. Each of these is designed to be a fun distraction from what is going on around them. These activity sheets will be emailed to you along with a summary of the content shared during the online session each day. At the end of the week you will also be sent three follow up videos to help embed your child’s learning. Please watch these with your child in your own time and discuss the themes. These videos can be re-watched at any time to help revisit the learning and continue to develop your child’s confidence.

Believing in your ideas & your potential

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is specifically designed to help your child:

  • Develop their imagination & curiosity
  • Have confidence in their own ideas and how to share them
  • Learn to develop and nurture an idea
  • Understand that there are many different ways to be ‘smart’
  • Have courage and self-belief in their ideas even if others shoot them down
  • Learn that small ideas can grow into big dreams

This course uses the power of story and fun, creative activities to help children believe in themselves. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.

Course Breakdown Questions

The 90 minute sessions will be run on a software called Zoom. The children will need to have access to a device that has the internet, runs PowerPoint and facilitates the use of audio and camera (webcam).

Information on Zoom Software
Please note that a free Zoom account and Zoom client software for PC, Mac or Linux is required in order to participate in these sessions. If you have not used Zoom before, please use these links to learn how to download the necessary software and then register an account;

Getting Started

Creating an Account

(You can register with your name/email as the parent as during the first session it is possible to change the name displayed on the camera screen to your child’s)

Other notes on the online course:

  • Your child will need a quiet space for the sessions and a computer/laptop/iPad with internet connection
  • The sessions will be interactive so they will need to be seen (using the computer camera/webcam) and heard (using the computer microphone or headset)
  • They will need a pen/pencil and paper during the sessions
  • It’s important the children are relaxed and comfortable; if possible please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties.
  • Following that, we find these sessions work best when the children are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people listening and watching nearby. However please feel free to listen if you would like to!
  • The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children will at times be required to type using the keyboard and answer verbally

More information will be shared in our pre-course email, which you will receive towards the end of the week before the course starts.

Each session a story is shared with the children based around the theme of creative thinking and ideas. 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 to help them embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week and is used to help the children talk about how they feel. Talking about how Billy might feel about sharing his ideas can sometimes be easier to do than talking directly about how it feels for us.

The stories shared in the Brilliant Me & My Ideas course are based around the following themes:

    1. Developing our imagination and curiosity
    2. What do you do with an idea?
    3. There are many different ways to be ‘smart’
    4. Making an idea into something
    5. Thinking outside of the box
  • 4 x 90 minute online sessions
  • A group of around 8 children will be led by an inspirational Role Model
  • Children to join the online session using ‘Zoom’ software (which can be downloaded) from your home. This software is very straight-forward and similar to Skype
  • Children will need access to an internet connection and a suitable device (desktop computer/laptop/Ipad)
  • The sessions should take place in a quiet room where there is a high bandwidth. The Role Model will run the programme from a quiet space too. It is vital that children are comfortable and able to speak openly

We all have brilliant ideas inside of us, sometimes we need a little bit of help to learn how to help them get out and then what we should do with them! You’ll learn how to have fun with your imagination and all the wonderful things you can do when you learn to think creatively.

You are going to listen to some stories, play some games and learn new things to help you feel confident in sharing your BRILLIANT ideas.

  • You will be on a video call (like Skype or Facetime) with a Role Model and around 8 other children your age
  • You can wear comfortable clothes and have a drink nearby in case you need it
  • It will be a fun session of talking, thinking, listening to stories and drawing
  • 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, you can just sit and watch
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!

This course is not designed just for children who struggle with thinking creatively; we believe it’s healthy for all children to develop their creativity as it’s such an important skill. Learning from a young age to believe in your ideas and understand your potential is essential when it comes to developing self-efficacy and confidence. We know that innovation, problem solving and creative thinking are key skills when it comes to school, home and your child’s future; what better way to nurture these skills than through inspiring stories and fun activities.

  • Online course – 4 x 90 minute interactive online sessions
  • Post session email – these emails summarise what your child covered so you can discuss this with them
  • 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
  • Offline activity – daily fun and thought-provoking activity sheets for your child to complete in their own time

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.

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