5 Day Leadership Courses

Held at Downe House, Riyadh

Brilliant Me and My Feelings - 5 to 7 year olds

Dates: Sun 16.04.2023 to Thu 20.04.2023

Learn to manage big emotions and increase emotional literacy. Including how to recognise, understand and talk about feelings. Our last courses sold out 2 weeks before the start date, we advise you book early to avoid disappointment. This course is open to both girls and boys, at Downe House School and surrounding schools.

Connecting with how we feel

Brilliant Me & My Feelings is specifically designed to help your child:

  • Recognise and identify their big feelings and emotions

  • Understand that all feelings are valid

  • Manage frustration

  • Develop ways to self-regulate

  • Know how to deal with worries and nerves

  • Think about their impact on others and the feelings they have

Letting go of fearing mistakes

This course uses the power of storytelling and creative activities to help children build the confidence to take risks and make mistakes. 'Brilliant Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the course to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.

Riyadh Leadership Course - 8 to 11 year olds

Dates: Sun 16.04.2023 to Thu 20.04.2023

Explore the concept of 'every day' leadership. Team challenges to explore strengths, empathise & connect with others and increase assertiveness & confidence. This course is open to both girls and boys, at Downe House School and surrounding schools.

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

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 fixed and that mistakes can help us learn, can have a huge impact on the way a child approaches life.

Included with all our courses...

  • Each day the role model will email you a summary, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child. They may also include photos of your child taking part in the activities (if consent has been given).

  • At the end of the course you'll receive a set of top-tips on how you can support the development of life skills at home.

  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.

  • You'll also receive a written report from the Role Model working with your child, highlighting their strengths and areas for further development.

  • Finally, after the course has finished you'll receive follow up videos, that you can watch with your child. These aim to remind your child of the key course themes.

How does it work?

Our courses are available for children aged 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. They typically run for either 3 or 5 consecutive days.

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 begins, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have. We will also ask about food allergies, medical conditions and any additional needs that our Role Model needs to know about.

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.

Education Advisory Board

Jane Lunnon

Jane is now the first female Headmistress at Alleyn's School in London. She has a wealth of experience within education and a passion for developing soft skills in children.

Jane has recently taken on the role of the first female Head at Alleyn’s School in London. Between 2014 and 2020 Jane took up the Headship of Wimbledon High School, having previously been Deputy Head at Wellington College playing a key role in its Senior Leadership Team and working to increase the profile of girls in the recently co-educational school. In October 2020 Jane won the much deserved award for Best Head of a Public School in the Tatler School Awards.

Jane is an English graduate from the University of Bristol. She juggles a busy home life (a husband, two children, a cat!) with her career and believes profoundly that all things are possible with a little careful planning and a lot of determination. She is passionate about using the wonderful opportunities available both in and out of the classroom to develop confidence, courage and self-belief in students: “Young people will lead if they are leading in an area they really care about – so find the passion and you’ll find the leader…”.

Recent reviews

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

Downe House Riyadh

Address: Abi Alhasan Alhsry, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13511, Saudi Arabia

We're pleased to offer this course at Downe House Riyadh. Designed by two leading Saudi female architects, the campus provides a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment, housing some of the finest facilities in the Middle East. These inspirational spaces are ideal for children getting into a new mindset as they develop critical life skills with our Role Models.