Brilliant Me and My Ideas 4 Day Course – Summer

Problem Solving skill

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is a course designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), to help them realise their ideas are brilliant and need to be shared!

St Andrew's Church
Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4DS

5 - 7 years

4 days

22.08.22 - 25.08.22

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Extended day packages available from 8:30am – 4pm. Please see the Course Breakdown Questions below for more detail.

£320

£320.00

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is a course designed for children aged 5-7 (years 1 & 2), to help them realise their ideas are brilliant and need to be shared!

12 in stock

* Discounts will be applied at the checkout

Benefits for Students

Enhanced future
job prospects

Increased academic
attainment

Improved
mental health

Role Models is committed to social action. For every ten places booked, we offer one free place to a child who would not otherwise have access to our courses.

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Developing creative thinking

Children can often lack confidence in their own ideas and will sometimes hold back on sharing them in fear of what others might say or think. Some children believe they don’t have any good ideas. We know that’s simply not true, we all have great ideas and potential inside of us. Learning to use our imagination and to be curious is the first step to cultivating our creativity and innovation.

This course uses the power of story and fun, creative activities to help children believe in themselves. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.

Believing in your ideas & your potential

Brilliant Me & My Ideas is specifically 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

This course uses the power of story and fun, creative activities to help children believe in themselves. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.





Course Breakdown Questions

Each session a story is shared with the children based around the theme of creative thinking and ideas. Then, creative activities help them link the learning within the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task to help them embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week and is used to help the children talk about how they feel. Talking about how Billy might feel about sharing his ideas can sometimes be easier to do than talking directly about how it feels for us.

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

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

One of the books shared on the course is ‘All the Ways to be Smart’ by Davina Bell. This brilliant book celebrates all the wonderful qualities that make children who they are. Being smart doesn’t just include reading, writing and maths… it also includes being creative, artistic and curious. The children listen to all the different ways to be smart listed in the book, including ‘building boats from boxes’ and ‘being mermaids and riding dragons’. After being inspired by the ideas in the book, the children are then invited to use the resources provided to run wild with their imagination and ideas. What will they create, build, invent, draw, paint?

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:





Fun and fast paced learning! There will be a mixture of games, stories, and activities all delivered by 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

We all have brilliant ideas inside of us, sometimes we need a little bit of help to learn how to help them get out and then what we should do with them! You’ll learn how to have fun with your imagination and all the wonderful things you can do when you learn to think creatively.

You are going to listen to some stories, play some games and learn new things to help you feel confident in sharing your BRILLIANT ideas.

  • 4 x 5 hour days
  • A group of around 12 children will be led by an inspirational Role Model
  • You can wear comfortable clothes
  • It will be a fun week of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group
  • We would love you to 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
  • We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!

This course is not designed just for children who struggle with thinking creatively; we believe it’s healthy for all children to develop their creativity as it’s such an important skill. Learning from a young age to believe in your ideas and understand your potential is essential when it comes to developing self-efficacy and confidence. We know that innovation, problem solving and creative thinking are key skills when it comes to school, home and your child’s future; what better way to nurture these skills than through inspiring stories and fun activities.

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.

Meet Brigid:





  • End of day email – these emails summarise what your child covered so you can discuss this with them. They may also include photos of your child taking part if consent has been given
  • Top tips – daily tips from Louise, our Head of Character Education, on how parents and carers can support the development of life skills at home
  • Certificate – a branded, official certificate to congratulate your child for completing the course
  • Written report – parents receive a written report from the Role Model working with their child, highlighting their child’s strengths and areas for further development, which includes ideas and strategies for supporting their child at home
  • Follow-up videos – three videos from Louise and ‘Billy the Bunny’, sent after the course has been completed to remind your child of the key course themes

Parents will also be sent a list of all the story books shared throughout the course; you may wish to purchase any of the titles which have particularly resonated with your child to help revisit the themes.

The Role Models Life Skills programme includes 8 different courses for children in Years 1-6 (ages 5-7 & 8-11). These separate courses can be completed in any order, or on their own.

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. Our course content emphasises the importance of developing life and career skills alongside academic attainment. You can read more about the other courses which we offer here and you can read more about the partnership for 21st Century learning here.

Yes we do! You can either book a standard day (10am – 3pm) or an extended day (8.30am until 4pm). Our course content will only run between the hours of a standard day. Outside of these hours, a member of the team will join the children to run extra-curricular games and activities.

You can select which days you extend based on your needs, as extended hours are charged per day, at £15. Please note: if you select an extended day, you can collect your children before 4pm, but will still be charged for the full day. Please book a standard day at the checkout and then call us to add the extended day package on +44 20 3637 7107 or email

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