In addition to our usual Workshops and After School Clubs, we offer on-going self-esteem and wellbeing workshops with groups of 4 children.
The sessions focus on improving social and soft skills alongside academic skills, including:
- Building Resilience – by losing games in a safe, controlled environment it can help children to respond appropriately.
- Team Work – we have many cooperative games that require the children to work together to win the game, this also helps children who struggle with losing if they all win and lose together.
- Improving moral development – students learn about the consequences of their actions/behaviours and how they affect others, i.e. if a child wants to cheat.
- Socialising - Allows shy/non-sporty students to have a fun activity with a focus point and rules to follow to encourage socialising and taking part in a group activity.
- Empathy – many of our games involve anticipating what the other players are going to do and guessing clues given by the other players, encouraging children to try and think like another child and look at problems from another perspective.
- Strategic thinking – when playing strategy games, children have to plan and think through their moves, weighing up different ideas and following through with action. We also look at different strategies and ways to improve allowing children to reflect on their moves and discuss why they choose to use that action/move.
- Academic skills – Most of our games teach academic skills such as maths, science and English in fun ways.