Learn to manage big emotions and increase emotional literacy. Including how to recognise, understand and talk about feelings. Our last courses sold out 2 weeks before the start date, we advise you book early to avoid disappointment. This course is open to both girls and boys, at Downe House School and surrounding schools.
Brilliant Me & My Feelings is specifically designed to help your child:
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.
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:
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:
Brilliant Me games
Warm up, get to know each other, develop confidence, speaking & listening skills
Brilliant Me story 1
A specific story is shared each morning around a theme
Brilliant Me activity 1
Activity to apply the learning from the story
Play (separate lunch for those eating)
Mindfulness & me
A daily mindfulness activity to help children learn to manage their emotions
Brilliant Me story 2
A specific story is shared each afternoon around a theme
Brilliant Me activity 2
Activity to apply the learning from the story
Brilliant Me & my mission
A mission is assigned to take the learning home
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.
Our courses are available for children aged 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. They typically run for either 3 or 5 consecutive days.
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.
from parents & children that attended courses in the leadership series.
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:
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.
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.
Yes of course! Contact us for information about multi-buy and referral discounts.
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.
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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