Our overall course programme is based around The Partnership for 21st Century Learning. This framework has been developed over many years with input from teachers, education experts and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge that children need to thrive in the 21st century. We’d encourage all parents to click here to take a closer look at their work.

All of our courses focus on the importance of developing what are defined as ‘life and career skills’ and ‘learning and innovation skills’. Our ‘Learning to Fly’ courses are broadly designed to help children develop the 4Cs – creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Alongside this, we also concentrate on giving children strategies and tools to help them persevere and develop what’s called a Growth Mindset. All of our content is delivered through separate courses in Leadership, Resilience, Teamwork and Creativity.

Our courses comprise of a 4-5 day programme for children in Years 3-7 (ages 8-12) in school holidays. These courses can be completed in any order, on their own or as a complete programme. The 5th ‘Mastery’ module is designed as our ‘graduation’ course for children who have completed all four courses.

Featured Event

Residential Life Skills Course – Early Summer 2018

29th July 2018 – 11th August 2018 Location: Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ Age Group: 8-12 years

This multinational residential course combines all 4 of our leading Life Skills Courses in Teamwork, Resilience, Leadership and Creativity to offer a unique summer experience for children aged 8-12 years. The course will bring together Chinese and UK students, in order to provide opportunities for both sides to learn and grow from the exposure to different cultures. Each day will be a mixture of morning activities focused on developing life skills in the classroom and afternoon activities developing the same skills but using the Ardingly's picturesque grounds.

Leadership Programme

Location: Flexible Age Group: Min. 9 years

This tailored programme for ages 9 and upwards, designed and developed by Katy Granville-Chapman, Director of the Wellington College Leadership Institute, will use the latest research to develop young leaders with passion, character and skills who can make a positive difference in the world. The programme is inspired by Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative; The University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre; The University of Oxford’s Department of Education and The University of Melbourne’s Positive Education Centre.

Teamwork Course – Early Summer 2018

23rd July 2018 – 27th July 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Learning to work with others towards a shared goal is essential - at school, at work and at home. We believe that confidence, communication and collaboration are the key to working effectively with others. True teamwork is about making your own contribution but also supporting others, recognising your own and others’ strengths, understanding each other, being sensitive to others’ needs and accepting feedback. Our course covers all of these important skills.

Leadership Course – Early Summer 2018

23rd July 2018 – 27th July 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Leadership is being able to support, encourage and motivate others to achieve a shared goal. It’s also about having a positive impact on others, in any context. One of the most important qualities in order to do this is a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence. In order to work with and lead others, we must first learn to identify and understand our own emotions, strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness allows us to make our own best contribution and our empathy allows us to recognise the feelings, needs and strengths of others. This level of emotional awareness is an essential skill for building any type of relationship or interaction, whether with family, friends, peers, or work colleagues.

Leadership Course – Mid-Summer 2018

20th August 2018 – 24th August 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Leadership is being able to support, encourage and motivate others to achieve a shared goal. It’s also about having a positive impact on others, in any context. One of the most important qualities in order to do this is a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence. In order to work with and lead others, we must first learn to identify and understand our own emotions, strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness allows us to make our own best contribution and our empathy allows us to recognise the feelings, needs and strengths of others. This level of emotional awareness is an essential skill for building any type of relationship or interaction, whether with family, friends, peers, or work colleagues.

Creativity Course – Mid-Summer 2018

20th August 2018 – 24th August 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn.

Resilience Course – Late Summer 2018

28th August 2018 – 31st August 201810:00 - 16:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life.

Creativity Course – Late Summer 2018

28th August 2018 – 31st August 201810:00 - 16:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn.

Teamwork Course – Autumn 2018

22nd October 2018 – 26th October 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Learning to work with others towards a shared goal is essential - at school, at work and at home. We believe that confidence, communication and collaboration are the key to working effectively with others. True teamwork is about making your own contribution but also supporting others, recognising your own and others’ strengths, understanding each other, being sensitive to others’ needs and accepting feedback. Our course covers all of these important skills.

Resilience Course – Autumn 2018

22nd October 2018 – 26th October 201810:00 - 15:00 Location: Chelsea Academy School (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home, work and in life in general. By developing a growth mindset, they can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences and persist within areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not determined in each person and understanding that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way we approach life.

Creativity Course – Christmas 2018

17th December 2018 – 20th December 201810:00 - 16:00 Location: Venue TBC (Transport from/to Wimbledon) Age Group: 8-12 years

The ability to think creatively and develop ideas serves us greatly in life. Whether it’s for use at school, university, as an entrepreneur or in the work place, the capacity to think creatively and to have confidence in our ideas is hugely important. Critical thinking is also essential in order to find solutions to problems, evaluate options effectively, assess risks and think strategically. It’s important to learn a range of creativity techniques and how to communicate new ideas to others, as well as viewing failure as an opportunity to learn.