Ages 8 - 11

Collaboration Course

Explore the importance of effective communication skills. Learn how to listen effectively, negotiate, work collaboratively and develop confidence in presenting.

Please note that these courses take place at the Nursery Road campus

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS: We accept childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare as payment for this course.

Course name
Collaboration Course
Venue
Wimbledon High School at Nursery Road
Age group
8 - 11
Price
Days
5
Dates
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Times
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Develop confidence & teamwork skills

The Collaboration Course is designed to help your child:

  • work effectively as part of a team

  • build strong communication skills

  • develop confidence in presenting 

  • assert themselves

Be a great communicator

The course includes interview preparation & public speaking, focusing on confidence and both verbal and non-verbal communication. This is very useful for those approaching and preparing for 11+ or other types of interviews. These interviews increasingly now focus on group work and how your child interacts with others, so developing collaboration skills can be a helpful form of preparation.

What activities will the children do?

The course includes fun activities which encourage the children to explore ways of working together to solve team challenges and timed exercises. They will learn about compromise, flexibility and the importance of listening. Specific activities include working as a team to herd ‘blind sheep’ into a pen using only noises under timed conditions, as well as making a team tower as tall as possible..

Parents guide to the course

Join Louise, our Director of Character Education, as she takes you through the Collaboration Course.

This video takes a deep dive describing what the course is all about and what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home.

Course timetable

Time
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Registration, welcome and today's format | warm up games
Ice breaker activities, 'Team building' focus
'Listening' focus
Presenting yourself (public speaking and interviews)
Teamwork and communication
Challenge day teamwork
Healthy living & wellbeing (thought per day) and lunch
Play outside / games
Assembly: Resilience in teamwork
Assembly: Communication and listening
Assembly: Public speaking presentation
Assembly: Effective teamwork
Assembly: Challenge day
Challenge task
Challenge task
Presenting yourself (public speaking and interviews)
Challenge task: Debating
Challenge day
Pupil reflection, feedback and target setting
Reflection and recognition
Home time

Wimbledon High School at Nursery Road

Address: Nursery Road, Wimbledon, London - Merton, SW19 4JA

Our team is pleased to offer this course at Wimbledon High School. This independent day school offers a traditional and enriching learning environment allowing the children to thrive while learning about life skills from our Role Models.

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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.

Meet some of our inspirational role models

Included with this course

  • Each day you will receive a summary email, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child. We'll include a link to a personal web-page with photos and videos 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.
  • 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.
  • Finally, you'll receive a written report from the Role Model working with your child, highlighting their strengths and areas for further development.

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended this course

It was amazing and my child really benefited from it

- Firas

Parent

Wonderful, positive environment teaching vital life skills. Thank you so much!

- Erin

Parent

My daughter loved her course and was very motivated to attend each week. She grew in confidence in her learning and it was lovely to see her participating and overcoming her anxiety of speaking up in unfamiliar situations. A brilliant course - thank you so much!

- Rachel

Parent

My daughter really enjoyed the course and was totally engaged despite initial reservations. Amy delivered the sessions in a sensitive and appropriate way making sure that my daughter was fully included despite her communication difficulties and access issues. She has taken to heart the learnings from the course which, I hope, will stand her in good stead in the future. Thank you Role Models for a truly excellent course.

- Francesca

Parent

Frequently asked questions

What can my child expect?

Fun and fast paced learning! There will be a mixture of games, challenges, stories and activities all delivered by our Role Models who are experienced with working with this age range of children. There will be breaks built into the structure of the day including time for outside play (weather permitting!) during the lunch break.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning

  • Ambitious content

  • Serious fun!

How should I explain this course to my child?

Our courses are 3, 4 or 5 days, lasting 5 hours each

You will be with a group of children which will be led by an inspirational Role Model

You can wear comfortable clothes

It will be a fun mixture of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group

We would love you 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 or club

We get great feedback from other children who have really enjoyed the experience

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.

Can I enrol two children onto the same course or club?

Yes of course! Contact us for information about multi-buy and referral discounts.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed only 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.

How do I use my childcare vouchers?

If you are a recipient of childcare vouchers, then you can use those to pay for the course. Contact our team at info@rolemodels.me and we'll validate your vouchers and then provide you with a personalised booking code.

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