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Creative Problem Solving

Brilliant Me and My Ideas Course

For 5 to 7 year olds, held at KAUST

Explore how to grow ideas and think creatively. Building confidence in sharing ideas with others. Our last courses at BISR sold out 2 weeks before the start date, we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.

Brilliant Me and My Ideas Course (5 days)
London Time
5 - 7 years

Developing creative thinking

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is designed to help your child:

  • Develop their imagination & curiosity
  • Have confidence in their own ideas and how to share them
  • Learn to develop and nurture an idea
  • Understand that there are many different ways to be ‘smart’
  • Have courage and self-belief in their ideas even if others shoot them down
  • Learn that small ideas can grow into big dreams
Girl with wings stretching upwards.

Believing in your ideas & your potential

This course uses the power of storytelling and creative activities to help children develop their imagination and confidence in their ideas. '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 theme of creative thinking and ideas. 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 their emotions.

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

  1. Developing our imagination and curiosity
  2. What do you do with an idea?
  3. There are many different ways to be ‘smart’
  4. Making an idea into something
  5. Thinking outside of the box

An example story shared on the course is ‘Perfect Square' by Michael Hall. This brilliant book celebrates being able to use our imagination to take a simple square and re arrange it to make something new. After being inspired by the ideas in the book, the children are then invited to create their own pictures using different shapes.

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

Daily Schedule
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
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
Home time


Address: KAUST Saudi Arabia Thuwal 23955 KAUST

Our team is delighted to offer this course to the children in the community of the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). KAUST is an international graduate research university on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.

More than 120 different nationalities live, work and study on campus, and an International Baccalaureate school provides education for more than 1800 K-12 students. The school provides the Role Models with excellent facilities to deliver our workshops – to support children to develop life skills


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 creative problem solving series.

First of all, we already know that these programs are packed of really well-working, useful and proven content since our daughter had joined courses on-site and meanwhile also online a good couple of times over years. Impressive, that with expectations set so high, how much also this latest course took her way with inspiration, again. The highly skilled and ambitious role model and the way they the content would come across even in an online session were very effective and the results impressive, once more. She grows in confidence with every course and session. Awesome.
- Harald Meyer
Thank you so much for this wonderful course. Shreela was absolutely fantastic and I really appreciated the updates and photos each day. Oscar really enjoyed it and learnt so much!
- Kate
This is Keyen's 2nd week and he LOVES it! Ms. Alicia challenges kids to think innovatively to solve problems for everyday situations that one may not think of. He can't wait for his next class!
- Mekia
Our daughter really enjoyed the session with you and is keen to do more, which is great for us to hear.
- Holly

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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