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Skylarks Resilience Course

For 11 to 13 year olds

Learn to let go of unhelpful thinking and how to respond to worries & anxiety. Explore how to build emotional resilience and keep a healthy mind.

Skylarks Resilience Course
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11 - 13 years
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Developing a growth mindset

The Resilience Course is designed to help your child:

  • learn how to face challenges & handle mistakes
  • let go of unhelpful, negative thoughts
  • develop a willingness to try new things & take risks
  • move away from fear of failure & perfectionism

Developing resilience

The course includes lots of discussion about the application of resilience, encouraging the children to think about when & how it might be useful to use the learning in their everyday lives. Each online session starts and ends with some energiser games making it easy for your child to focus for the full 60 minutes.

Course content

Rethinking the concept of Challenge
Tue 15.11.22 @ 5:00 pm
Learn to view challenge as a positive, beneficial experience. Challenge can be exciting!
Keeping Negative Thoughts in Check
Tue 22.11.22 @ 5:00 pm
Unhelpful, negative thoughts are normal. Learn how we can keep them in check and gain a bit more control over which thoughts we want to give our attention to.
Anxiety Tool Kit
Tue 29.11.22 @ 5:00 pm
We all experience anxious thoughts at times. Explore practical strategies & tips for managing anxiety and feeling more in control.
Tue 06.12.22 @ 5:00 pm
Ever notice you overthink things? Find out how ruminating and worrying excessively can impede your ability to problem solve.
Comparison Culture
Tue 13.12.22 @ 5:00 pm
We all naturally compare ourselves to others but is this really helpful? Learn how comparison can inspire and motivate rather than make us feel bad about ourselves.

How does it work?

Our online courses are available for children aged 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. They are made up of 60 minute sessions.

During the school holidays these courses are typically run on consecutive days. During term time they are scheduled once per week on the same day and at the same time.

Each course focuses on one of our core life skills; leadership, resilience, creative problem solving and collaboration, and also helps to develop a growth mindset and confidence.

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Our promise

We believe in the quality and impact of our work.

If you decide, after your first session, that our online courses are not a good fit for your child then we will provide a full refund of your total purchase.

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 beings, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have.

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 online courses...

  • The role model will email you a summary of each session, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child.
  • You'll also receive a summary sheet, reminding you of the main themes of the session along with links to relevant videos and suggested reading material
  • You'll receive a top-tip that outlines how you can support your child's life skills at home.
  • We'll send you an offline activity - a fun and thought-provoking activity sheets for your child to complete in their own time.
  • You'll receive follow-up videos to watch that will remind your child of the key course themes.
  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.

Recent reviews

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

The introduction of Role Models workshops has had an enormously rewarding impact on our Prep 6 pupils. The flexibility of the school being able to choose the topics based on the cohort is very beneficial and the feedback from the children was more than encouraging. Most pupils rated that Role Models has given them better resources to deal with problems that may arise in the future or the confidence to do and be what they want. The weekly communication to parents has been received well and they are eager to get involved from home. We are very much looking forward to working with Role Models again this year and hope that we will be able to extend the workshops to other age groups as well.
- Sophie Bartholomew
Head Teacher
Absolutely fantastic course. Hugo loved every minute of it. It would have been good to have a parent 1-2-1 after discussing the report as we are not as knowledgeable as you are, and therefore talking about a few points to continue at home would have been useful. Please let me know when you plan to do more in the Shrewsbury area.
- Lauren
James really enjoyed 'how' you taught him resilience (via games, etc) vs. a traditional method that doesn't resonate as much. Following, we saw him act out very independent actions whereby before the camp he was very hesitant . Strongly recommend!
- Faye
Coach is very friendly and relatable. My daughter gets a lot from these sessions.
- Mark

Frequently asked questions

How is the content delivered online and which software do you use?

Our online sessions are delivered using Zoom.

Please note that a free Zoom account and Zoom client software for PC, Mac or Linux is required in order to participate in these sessions. If you have not used Zoom before, you will need to Download Zoom and then Register an account.

You can register with your (the parent's) name/email address as during the first session it is possible to change the name displayed on the camera screen to your child’s.

Other notes on the online course:

  • Your child will need a quiet space and a computer/laptop/iPad with internet connection
  • The sessions will be interactive so they will need to be seen (using the computer camera/webcam) and heard (using the computer microphone or headset)
  • They will need a pen/pencil and paper during the sessions
  • It’s important the children are relaxed and comfortable; if possible please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties
  • Following that, these sessions work best when children are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people listening and watching nearby. However please feel free to listen if you would like to!
  • The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children may at times be required to type using the keyboard or answer verbally

More information will be shared in our pre-course email, which you will receive towards the end of the week before the course starts.

How should I explain this course to my child?
  • You will be on a 60minute video call (Zoom) led by one of our Role Models
  • There will be a group of between 1-9 children
  • You will have the chance to interact with the other learners and the Role Model
  • You can wear comfortable clothes and have a drink nearby in case you need it
  • It will be a fun session of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group
  • We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the session, so talking and participating is definitely encouraged! But if there’s anything you don’t want to do, you can just sit and listen
  • 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.

What does my child need for an online course?
  • Paper and pen/pencil, colours
  • If a worksheet is required for use during the session this will be included in your pre-course email (if you are unable to print, plain paper will be fine)
  • Headphones (optional)
Can I enrol two children onto the same course?

Yes. However, you will need to pay for a course for each child. We would also encourage children to enter the sessions on separate devices (with headphones or in different spaces), however they can also join using the same device if needed.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed 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.

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