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Resilience

Brilliant Me and My Mind

For 5 to 7 year olds, held at Prestfelde School

Learn to think more positively and let go of perfectionism, moving from 'I can't' to 'I can't YET'.

  Extended day package available.  For £75  (£19 per day) we will care for your child from    to   London Time on each day.
Brilliant Me and My Mind
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London Time
5 - 7 years

Creating a positive mindset

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

  • Move away from perfectionism
  • Learn to take risks and try new experiences
  • Let go of fearing mistakes and failure
  • Believe in their own capabilities
  • Learn to think positively when faced with a challenge
  • Move from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’t YET’
Girl with wings stretching upwards.

Letting go of fearing mistakes

This course uses the power of storytelling and creative activities to help children build the confidence to take risks and make mistakes. 'Brilliant Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the course to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.

What does the course focus on?

Each day, two stories are shared with the children based around the power of our mindset. Each story is followed by a creative activity which helps them link the learning from the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions.

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

  1. Developing a ‘Can-Do’ attitude
  2. The power of YET
  3. Feeling stuck
  4. Dealing with unhelpful thoughts
  5. Responding to failure

An example story shared during the week is the fantastic ‘Beautiful Oops’ by Barney Saltzberg. This book encourages the children to understand that when we think we’ve made a mistake, we should think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful. Through looking at the illustrations, the children reflect on how they feel about the mistakes they make; every smudge, spill, and failed drawing can be the beginning of something new and exciting. After reading the inspiring book, the children are then challenged to turn a range of ‘mistakes’ into new opportunities.

Please watch our Parent Webinar below to get a better sense for what our Brilliant Me & My Mind Course entails. This includes an overview of what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home:

Course Timetable

Time
Daily Schedule
10:00 am
Brilliant Me games
Warm up, get to know each other, develop confidence, speaking & listening skills
10:30 am
Brilliant Me story 1
A specific story is shared each morning around a theme
10:50 am
Brilliant Me activity 1
Activity to apply the learning from the story
12:00 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm
Play
1:00 pm
Mindfulness & me
A daily mindfulness activity to help children learn to manage their emotions
1:20 pm
Brilliant Me story 2
A specific story is shared each afternoon around a theme
1:45 pm
Brilliant Me activity 2
Activity to apply the learning from the story
2:45 pm
Brilliant Me & my mission
A mission is assigned to take the learning home
3:00 pm
Home time

Prestfelde Preparatory School

Address: London Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6NZ

We are pleased to offer this course at Prestfelde Preparatory School. Prestfelde Preparatory School is an independent, private school located in Shropshire and based on 30 acres of quiet and serene parkland.

This school’s interesting and innovative architecture allows for creativity and inspiration to foster, making it a great environment for children to learn about life skills from our Role Models.

Prestfelde

How does it work?

Our courses are available for children aged 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. They typically run for either 3 or 5 consecutive days.

Getting to know your child

All our courses are run in small groups. This ensures our Role Model can get to know each child individually.

To help with this, before the course begins, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have. We will also ask about food allergies, medical conditions and any additional needs that our Role Model needs to know about.

It will only take a minute or two, and it ensures our Role Model has all the information they need to ensure your child has the best experience possible.

Included with all our courses...

  • Each day the role model will email you a summary, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child. They may also include photos of your child taking part in the activities (if consent has been given).
  • At the end of the course you'll receive a set of top-tips on how you can support the development of life skills at home.
  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.
  • You'll also receive a written report from the Role Model working with your child, highlighting their strengths and areas for further development.
  • Finally, after the course has finished you'll receive follow up videos, that you can watch with your child. These aim to remind your child of the key course themes.

COVID-19 Policy

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

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended courses in the resilience series.

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Coach is very friendly and relatable. My daughter gets a lot from these sessions.
- Mark
Parent
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Even though my 7 yo daughter only attended the last 2 sessions, but I highly recommend this to everyone. My daughter learns so much and she came out from the class feeling more confident. She applies the teachings in her everyday life when the negative thoughts come and she was bummed to hear that it was the last class. She wanted to take more and she doesn't even think that this class is that long. She truly enjoy the 1 hour session, fully engaged, and loving every minute. 5 stars for Billy the Bunny! <3
- Nina
Parent
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Role Models offer fantastic opportunities for individual personal development, I am very happy how my child has progressed and improved his confidence.
- Penny
Parent
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Schools don't teach these important life skills. Wish I learnt these skills growing up.
- Varun
Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

What can my child expect?

Fun and fast paced learning! There will be a mixture of games, challenges, stories and activities all delivered by our Role Models who are experienced with working with this age range of children. There will be breaks built into the structure of the day including a 30 minute play during the lunch break.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning
  • Ambitious content
  • Serious fun!
How should I explain this course or club to my child?
  • Our courses are 3, 4 or 5 days, lasting 5 hours each
  • Our After School Clubs are 1 hour a week for up to 10 weeks
  • A group of around 12 children will be led by an inspirational Role Model
  • You can wear comfortable clothes
  • It will be a fun mixture 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, being reflective and open to discussions means you'll get so much more from the course or club
  • We get great feedback from other children who have really enjoyed the experience
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!
How has the content been developed?

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 with over 24 years of teaching experience. Our content emphasises the importance of developing essential key life skills alongside academic attainment, in order to thrive in life.

Who delivers the content?

Our highly experienced team of Role Models are passionate about both education and social & emotional wellbeing. They’re energetic, engaging and curious. They’re adept at combining educational rigour with fun, to create active learning environments that children love. All have been interviewed by our Recruitment Team and are reference and DBS checked.

Can I enrol two children onto the same course or club?

Yes of course! Contact us for information about multi-buy and referral discounts.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed only for those who may be struggling with specific life skills. We believe all children can build on these essential skills in order to reach their full potential. Your child may need a boost in confidence, to strengthen their resilience or they may just need an opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by working with new people.

What is the Extended Day Package?

At some venues we are able to look after your child for additional hours before and after the usual course time. We call this the Extended Day package. Outside of the course hours, one of our Role Models will run some extra-curricular games and activities.

An Extended Day Package costs between £15 and £25 depending on the number of hours of additional childcare. If this is available, it will be listed at the top of the course page, showing the specific hours and the price. If the message is not shown at the top of the course page, then we don’t offer an extended day at this venue.

It will also be shown at the checkout as an optional extra, charged for each day of the course. If you would like to use the Extended Day facility but only on specific days, please call or email us with your requirements.

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