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Marvellous Me

For 3 to 5 year olds

Explore how to make friends, feel brave and understand our big feelings.

Marvellous Me
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3 - 5 years

How does it work?

This online course is intended for children aged between 3.5 years and 5 years old. It is a 4 day course, running Monday - Thursday 10am-10:45am each day.

A few days before your session is due to begin we'll email you the login details for the online Zoom session. Click the link, and you'll be connected to one of our inspirational role models and a small group of fellow learners (between 1-9).

These fun and interactive sessions are led by one of our experienced and energetic Role Models. The session includes confidence building games, a story and lots of fun along the way.

Meet Marvellous Mo the Monkey!

All our sessions for early-years children are delivered with a bit of help from 'Marvellous Mo' the Monkey!

Course content

Day
1
The Power of Friendship
Mon 22.08.22 @ 9:00 am
Do you know what makes a good friend? How can we be a good friend to those who may feel sad or lonely, even if they seem a bit different to us? This session focuses in on the importance of friendship, kindness and empathy.
Day
2
Together We Can
Tue 23.08.22 @ 9:00 am
Learn how to celebrate your ‘one-of-a-kind’ special strengths! Find out how, if we combine these special strengths with teamwork, we can create something really rather wonderful. This session focuses on Identifying what makes your child special and helps them feel good about their talents, what ever they might be.
Day
3
Feeling Brave When We're Apart
Wed 24.08.22 @ 9:00 am
Learn how to feel brave when you’re away from those you love. Find out about the magic piece of string that keeps us connected! This session explores how to work through the feeling of worrying. Perfect for those starting nursery/school or for getting used to being away from parent/carer.
Day
4
Try, Try and Try Again
Thu 25.08.22 @ 9:00 am
When things are tricky or don’t work, what do you do? Learn how to keep trying even when you feel like giving up. This session explores the theme of perseverance and chasing your dreams.

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.

Holding hands.

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 mixed series.

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We are so lucky to have Amy mentoring my son in two of his weekly sessions. She is a positive influence and provides just the right amount of challenge and encouragement and praise for him to slowly grow. We are very happy that he gets to see her on a regular basis as this helps them get to know each other and for my son to confide more or feel more comfortable in the interactions. We think that these sessions will have a beneficial effect over a period of time. It is a time for reflection about our actions and everyday thoughts about life. So glad we signed him up.
- Claire
Parent
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Role Models webinars are highly engaging and informative; they balance relevant educational theory and pedagogy alongside helpful takeaway strategies that our parents and staff have been able to put into practice straight away. Role Models are skilled at making sessions bespoke to the needs of your school community and feedback on their sessions has been overwhelmingly positive.
- Kerri-Anne Bannon, Deputy Head Pastoral, Junior School
Teacher
James Allen's Girls' School
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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
Parent
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The year 6 pupils reflected that the programme helped them to “Learn about teamwork, growth mindset and fixed mindset, and interviewing skills”, one pupil expressed, “I learned public speaking” and another “It helped me know what resilience is” and “How to communicate well.” Their teachers observed: “The topics discussed in this course are very helpful and very practical. It makes me think more about how children will apply all these life skills, like communication skills, public speaking skills, and interview skills into their real life in the future.”
- Melissa Meyers
Teacher
Wellington Tianjin, China

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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