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Online Life Skills Course in Resilience for Teenagers - Weekly

Run by Role Models
We are pleased to offer another Online Life Skills Course in Resilience in partnership with Role Models. This course is for teenagers and young people with additional needs, aged 16 and above. The maximum age is 25, although it is expected that most of the participants will be aged 16 - 18 and the course will be targeted at 16 - 18 year olds with an age-appropriate cognition level.

This course will take place during the summer holidays once a week in the early evening, on Tuesdays from 6.00 - 7.00pm by Zoom.

 Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August

The course is most suitable for young people with any additional needs such as high functioning autism or other disabilities who are able to engage with a trainer online. They will need to be able to use a laptop (under supervision if necessary) and to be willing to take part in a range of activities.
All courses are taking place at home using Zoom
It is strongly encouraged that young people should attend all sessions.
The course is made up of 5 x 60 minute online sessions.
The course is free of charge but donations are welcomed.
There are places for 6 young people on each course.
The course will be delivered by a Role Model who has experience as a teacher, including with young people with additional needs, but more importantly is a coach who specialises in encouraging and motivating children.

This course will be delivered by Giles. Here is some information about him which you can show to your young person:

Focusing on resilience and a growth mindset, the Online Resilience Course covers how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.
The course takes the theory behind developing resilience and helps children work out how they can apply this to their everyday lives.

The course aims to help develop a child’s attitude and improve the way they learn. Taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and pushing themselves to achieve more are all outcomes which can positively impact their life.
Helping your young person 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 predetermined and that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way a child approaches life.
The course also includes access to additional exciting activities for your child to do independently at any point during their day/week. Each of these is designed to be a fun distraction from what is going on around them. These activity sheets will be emailed to you along with a summary of the content shared during the online session each day.
Other notes on the online course:
  • Your young person will need a quiet space for the sessions and a computer/laptop/ipad with internet connection so that they can use Zoom
  • 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 young people are relaxed and comfortable; please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties.
  • Following that, we find these sessions work best when the young people are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people watching in the same room. However we ask parents to stay nearby and within earshot.
  • The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children will at times be encouraged to type using the keyboard and to answer verbally.
How should I explain this course to my young person?
“Do you ever have negative or unhelpful thoughts? You will find out how to deal with these and how to listen in to much more empowering thoughts instead. You will learn how to deal with any type of challenge.
You will be on a video call (like Skype or Facetime) led by your Role Model and around 5 other children your age
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!”
Parents will need to tick to say that they agree to the following statements:
  • I understand that I must be present in the room with my child if they are aged under 18 during all Skylarks live online sessions
  • I understand that my child/ren must be fully dressed during all Skylarks live online sessions
  • I understand that I must not record, photograph or video any Skylarks live online sessions
  • I understand that I must not share any Zoom passwords
  • I will report any safeguarding issues to Skylarks staff or to the appropriate authorities
The process
You will need to book this course in the usual way via the Skylarks website. Your place will then be confirmed back to you.
You will then be asked to complete a form on the Role Models website and to agree with their safeguarding policy. It is imperative that you complete this form before your young person can start the course. This needs to be done at least 3 days before the course starts.

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Events coming up

  • Today

  • Tuesday 3rd Aug 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • Tuesday 10th Aug 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • Tuesday 17th Aug 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • In 3 weeks

  • Tuesday 24th Aug 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • In 4 weeks

  • Tuesday 31st Aug 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm