Resilience 3 Day Course – February half term

Resilience skill

Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Resilience Course is for children aged 8-11 and focuses on how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

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

8 - 11 years

3 days

14.02.22 - 16.02.22

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Extended day packages available from 8:30am – 6pm. Please see the Course Breakdown Questions below for more detail.

£295

£295.00

Focusing on resilience and growth mindset, our Resilience Course is for ages 8-11 and teaches children how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

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* 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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Improve classroom learning

Developing resilience and a growth mindset can affect a child’s attitude and can also improve the way they learn in the classroom. Taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and pushing themselves to achieve more are all outcomes which can positively impact their education and attainment.

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Developing Resilience

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home and beyond. By developing a growth mindset, children can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences, challenges and persevere in areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not predetermined and that mistakes can help us learn, can have a huge impact on the way  a child approaches life.

Course Breakdown Questions

The week includes fun activities during which the children work together in teams or groups to solve different challenges. They will learn about the power of making mistakes, how ‘thinking traps’ can often affect feelings and behaviour, and the positive impact ‘reframing’ a situation can have. The children will explore how the mind works and begin to understand the concept of ‘neuroplasticity’. They will also touch upon other concepts within Positive Psychology which allow us to thrive. 

What does resilience and growth mindset mean? 

What’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset? What mindset do we have?

Making mistakes

Mistakes can be marvellous! What’s happening in our brains when we learn? (neuroplasticity)

Comfort zone

What does it feel like to go outside of our comfort zone? Why is this important? What can we do when we feel anxious? Applying our resilience to our own situations, fears and worries.

The power of our thoughts

How do our thoughts, feelings and actions affect each other? What thinking traps do we fall into? How can we relate this to our everyday lives?

Emotional Resilience

What about our emotions and responses? What does being emotionally resilient look like with my friends? family? as I grow older?

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





Our courses are fast-paced, high energy and challenging. Your child will be active, engaged and up on their feet. None of the tasks are easy; in fact, we don’t mind if the children struggle with the exercises at the first attempt. It is through this process that resilience and strength of character can be built, in a positive and supportive environment.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning 
  • Ambitious content
  • Serious fun

You will learn all about a growth mindset and how to deal with any type of challenge. Do you ever have negative or unhelpful thoughts? You will find out how to deal with these and how to listen in to much more empowering thoughts instead.

  • 3 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!

Our courses are not designed just for children who struggle with resilience; we believe everyone should be developing this important life skill. The online programme is a great opportunity for any child to gain a better understanding of what a growth mindset looks, sounds and feels like and how powerful it can be when applied in different situations. They will learn that we don’t have to believe everything we think and that they can choose how to respond and react to the various challenges life inevitably throws at us. The online collaboration and communication with others throughout the programme can help boost general self-confidence and self-awareness. The course is a great way for children to explore being outside of their comfort zone within a fun and supportive environment.

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, sent after the course has been completed to remind your child of the key course themes

Yes we do! You can either book a standard day (10am – 3pm) or an extended day (8.30am until 6pm). Our course content will only run between the hours of a standard day. Outside of these hours, our Role Model will 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 £25. Please note: if you select an extended day, you can collect your children before 6pm, 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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