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Critical Thinking

A 60 minute, online session for 8 to 10 year olds

What is critical thinking and why is it so important? Learn how critical thinking ca help you make decision and work out what to do in a range of different situations.

Critical Thinking
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8 - 10 years

How does it work?

This online session runs as a one-off. It covers this one specific topic and requires no ongoing commitment. If this is your first session, use the TryFor£5 coupon code to get your session for just £5.

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).

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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 sessions are not a good fit for your child then we will provide a full refund of your total purchase.

Want to switch to a different session? No problem, just let us know 36 hours before your session is due to start.

Pick 'n' mix

We have over 100 individual sessions for children aged between 3.5 and 13. You can pick and choose any of the sessions that meet your child’s needs. We schedule our sessions to fit around family life during both the term time and holidays, giving you flexibility and choice.

These sessions act as great refreshers for our courses too because they re-enforce the same ideas and concepts. If you do not wish your child to repeat the same material, please do contact us and we will provide a list of sessions they can attend.

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What happens after the session?

  • The role model will email you a summary of the content that they covered in the session.
  • 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 shows how you can continue to support your child's life skills at home.
  • We'll send you a follow-up activity sheet for your child to complete in their own time
  • You'll get a one page summary of the session with resources (including video links and book recommendation where applicable).
  • Your child will receive a certificate for every 5 sessions completed.
  • You will receive a short top tips video from our education team for every 5 sessions completed.

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended sessions in the creative problem solving series.

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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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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
Parent
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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
Parent
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Our daughter really enjoyed the session with you and is keen to do more, which is great for us to hear.
- Holly
Parent

Frequently asked questions

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

Our online 60 minute 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 session:

  • 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-session email, which you will receive around 24 hours before the session is due to start.

How should I explain this session 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 session 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 session?
  • 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 session?

Yes. However, you will need to pay for a session 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 are these sessions designed for?

Our sessions 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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