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Riyadh Leadership Course

For 8 to 11 year olds, held at Downe House, Riyadh

Explore the concept of 'every day' leadership. Team challenges to explore strengths, empathise & connect with others and increase assertiveness & confidence. This course is open to both girls and boys, at Downe House School and surrounding schools.

Riyadh Leadership Course (5 days)
London Time
8 - 11 years

Support, encourage and motivate

The Leadership Course is designed to help your child:

  • connect with others and empathise
  • understand their strengths
  • develop confidence & assertiveness
  • think about their impact on others
Boy raising hand

Everyday leadership

The course explores what great leadership looks like and how we can have a positive impact on others. The course includes fun activities which encourage the children to explore different ways of working together. They will be encouraged to reflect on the power of connection, listening and developing trust and respect amongst the people you lead.

What activities will the children do?

The course includes fun activities which encourage the children to explore different ways of working together and leading others. They will be encouraged to reflect on the power of connection, listening and developing trust and respect amongst the people you lead. Activities include the blind sandwich challenge and the 'hot orb' challenge which requires patience and teamwork!

Please watch our Parent Webinar below to get a better idea of what our Leadership Course involves. This includes an overview of what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home:

Course Timetable

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Registration, welcome and today's format | warm up games
Ice breaker activities, What makes a good leader? Growth mindset
Strengths and areas for development
Knowing yourself
Understanding others: Empathy and perspective
Challenge day
Healthy living and wellbeing (thought per day), Playtime break (separate lunch for those eating)
Play outside / games
Assembly: Successful leaders
Assembly: Leadership styles
Assembly: Getting others to listen
Assembly: How do you impact others?
Assembly: your team needs you!
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge day
Pupil reflection, feedback and target setting
Reflection and recognition
Home time

Downe House, Riyadh

Address: Abi Alhasan Alhsry, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13511, Saudi Arabia

We're pleased to offer this course at Downe House in Riyadh. Designed by two leading Saudi female architects, the campus provides a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment, housing some of the finest facilities in the Middle East. These inspirational spaces are ideal for children getting into a new mindset as they develop critical life skills with our Role Models.

Downe House Riyadh

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.

Recent reviews

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

My son feels energized and motivated from the whole experience.
- Maya
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
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
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

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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