Online Resilience Course – Skylarks

We are delighted to partner with Skylarks to offer this unique opportunity for your child to develop these essential skills in a supportive environment with a trusted professional. We understand that everyone learns differently; we seek to challenge your child in a healthy way, whilst building their confidence in a comfortable and fun environment.

The content and delivery style of this course has been adapted by our Head of Character Education in order to fit the learning styles and needs of the children participating. Once you have made a booking, we like to know as much information as possible about your child so we can best cater for their needs.

Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Online Resilience Course focuses on how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world. It is made up of 5 x 90 minute online sessions on consecutive Wednesdays.

Online - Zoom

8 - 11 years

5 days

Every Wednesday from the 23rd September to the 21st October

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

£225

£225.00

Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Online 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.

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Developing resilience can affect a child’s attitude and can also improve the way they learn and interact. Taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone are all outcomes which can positively impact their life and education.

Our Online Resilience Course focuses on the theory behind developing resilience, and how we can apply this to our everyday lives. It is made up of 5 online sessions lasting for 90 minutes.

Each online Life Skills 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.

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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.

Giles Brokensha

This course will be delivered by Giles Brokensha. Please click here to read about him in more detail.

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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.

Our Online Resilience Course features the same content as our Resilience Life Skills Course but is delivered using technology. The content focuses more on the theory behind developing resilience, see below for the specific themes covered. It is made up of 5 x 90 minute sessions.

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?

Each online Life Skills Course includes access to additional exciting activities for your child can 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.

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.

  • You will be on a video call (like Skype or Facetime) led by your Role Model and around 5 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 games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group
  • We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the session, so talking and participating is definitely encouraged! But if there’s anything you don’t want to do, you can just sit and listen
  • We will send an outline of what to expect for the content of each session so that you feel prepared and comfortable
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!”
  • 5 x 90 minute online sessions
  • A group of around 6 children led by one of our Role Models.
  • 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. It is vital that children are comfortable and able to speak openly.
  • All online sessions will be recorded for quality control and safeguarding purposes (not used for marketing)
  • The session will be designed to take different learning styles into account and an appropriate pace will be adopted so that everyone feels comfortable.

We are delighted to partner with Skylarks to offer this unique opportunity for your child to develop these essential skills in a supportive environment with a trusted professional. We understand that everyone learns differently; we seek to challenge your child in a healthy way, whilst building their confidence in a comfortable and fun environment.

  • Children participating in the course need to have verbal communication and a good level of English language.
  • We are looking to work with families who can commit to the entire programme and attend all 5 sessions.
  • We understand that focusing for a long period of time is often challenging and we break up the content with games and movement. Having said this, in order for the content to be understood and of benefit, we require the children to be able to participate for the 90 minute session.
  • 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.

The Role Models Life Skills programme includes 7 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.

The content and delivery style of this course has been adapted by our Head of Character Education in order to fit the learning styles and needs of the children participating. Once you have made a booking, we like to know as much information as possible about your child so we can best cater for their needs.

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