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Brilliant Me and My Feelings

For 5 to 7 year olds, held at British International School Riyadh

Learn to manage big emotions and increase emotional literacy. Including how to recognise, understand and talk about feelings.

Brilliant Me and My Feelings
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5 - 7 years

Connecting with how we feel

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

  • Recognise and identify their big feelings and emotions
  • Understand that all feelings are valid
  • Manage frustration
  • Develop ways to self-regulate
  • Know how to deal with worries and nerves
  • Think about their impact on others and the feelings they have
Girl with wings stretching upwards.

Understanding that all feelings are valid

This course uses the power of storytelling and creative activities to help children learn to connect with and understand their feelings. '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?

On each day, two stories are shared with the children based around the theme of recognising and responding to a range of different feelings. Each story is followed by a creative activity which helps the children link the learning from the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage and respond to their emotions.

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

  • Recognising a range of feelings
  • Responding to anger
  • Kindness and how we make others feel
  • Dealing with worries
  • Feeling all feelings – even the uncomfortable ones

An example story shared during the course is the wonderful ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival. This story is all about Ruby; she loves being Ruby, until one day she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and starts making Ruby sad. Ruby finds a way to respond to the worry and feel like herself again. The story is shared and discussed as a group, followed by an activity where the children then make either a tiny worry doll or a worry box, and learn that it’s good to talk about the things that worry us. The story and activities help the children understand that worries are normal and we all have them, learning how to recognise and manage them is the important part.

Please watch our Parent Webinar below to get a better sense for what our Brilliant Me & My Feelings 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

British International School Riyadh

Address: Al Hamra Campus, 2786 Ibrahim Mubarak Said Ad Dusari، 7693

We're pleased to offer this course at the British International School in Riyadh. BISR is an International co-educational school located in Saudi Arabia. These inspirational spaces are ideal for children getting into a new mindset as they develop critical life skills with our Role Models.

BISR

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 you will receive a summary email, 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 leadership series.

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My son feels energized and motivated from the whole experience.
- Maya
Parent
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Was listening in to the session it was very engaging with the child. My son is reserved I want him to develop his confidence. He didn't want to go on at first, but quickly warmed up. Thank you
- Linda
Parent
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The course gave my son the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect upon his, and others feelings, in a safe and secure environment. The strategies he learned will help to develop coping strategies and to promote his emotional and mental well being.
- Julia
Parent
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It took no more than half a session for my daughter to love the class and the teacher. She is always happy and excited to attend the next class and I can easily tell the difference it makes to her view for herself and others. I highly recommend the class and the teacher and hope that many more topics will become available for the kids to develop these soft skills
- Maro
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 time for outside play (weather permitting!) during the lunch break.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning
  • Ambitious content
  • Serious fun!
How should I explain this course to my child?
  • Our courses are 3, 4 or 5 days, lasting 5 hours each
  • You will be with a group of children which 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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