Laughology pupil workshops are fun and engaging.

They provide students with the tools to develop emotional intelligence, happiness, confidence and self-belief.

Our children’s workshops boost resilience, thinking skills and help with learning and memory techniques. For older groups our improvisation workshops are great for boosting confidence and to help with learning.

Becoming brave and great student workshop

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School Pupil Workshop

Becoming brave and great

A fun high-energy session which teaches young people about being brave and confident in their abilities.

Aims

To deliver a high energy and fun session

Develop sense of confidence and self-belief

Reduce levels of stress and anxiety

Outcomes

Inspired aspirational thinking

Developed skills around being brave

Children are more confident in their abilities

Additional

Suitable for students up to the age of 13 - KS3

Can be used as part of a PSHE programme

This workshop can be delivered as a 60 or 90 minute session

Each child explores in a fun and interactive way what brave and great is and isn’t, with examples of some recent and historic brave and great people. 
At the end of the lesson they have their own toolkit of how they can be brave and great for the future.

We're feeling the love!

What an exceptional and captivating presenter. We all got dragged on a journey of brave historical characters. The children were fully enthralled and have been using the range of strategies to become more confident and empowered in their learning.

Read more: Becoming brave and great student workshop

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FLIP it! Keep calm and carry on!

School Pupil Workshop

FLIP it! Keep calm and carry on!

This primary school workshop uses the FLIP model to show primary school children, in yr6, how they can boost their confidence and self-belief and feel ready to try their best for their yr6 SATs.

Aims

To deliver a high energy and fun session

Provide children with practical skills that are easy to remember and use whilst they sit their SATs

Develop sense of confidence and self-belief

Reduce levels of stress and anxiety

Outcomes

Children feel motivated and prepared for their exams

Children are more confident in their abilities

Children understand that they can use a positive mind-set to make real change happen

Additional

Suitable for students up to the age of 13 - KS3

Can be used as part of a PSHE programme

This workshop can be delivered as a 60 or 90 minute session

This primary school workshop uses the FLIP model to show primary school children, in yr6, how they can boost their confidence and self-belief and feel ready to try their best for their yr6 SATs.

Our body and mind does funny things when we are under pressure, nervous, scared or anxious. It goes into what we call protection mode. It does this to stop us getting hurt, but sometimes by mistakeit can stop us doing things we would really like to have a go at and are capable of.

This workshop looks at how children can use their brains and bodies to be calm, brave and cope when things seem tough.

We're feeling the love!

We all really enjoyed the sessions and the ‘Power Pose’ has helped our Year 5/6 indoor athletics team get into the Kingston final next week!

Our Year 6 children who were anxious about their end of year tests and performing their leavers' assembly learnt to 'FLIP' these situations and make them into more positive, less threatening experiences. Their increased confidence and can-do attitude was clear to see, their SATs results pleasing and their end of year show was absolutely fantastic!

Read more: FLIP it! Keep calm and carry on!

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Growth mindset in schools

GROWTH MINDSET IN SCHOOLS

Many schools and educators are now using the growth mindset theory to improve the performance of pupils and help them achieve their full potential.

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Many schools and educators are now using the growth mindset theory to improve the performance of pupils and help them achieve their full potential.

The concept of a growth mindset was developed by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist. In a 2012 interview for OneDublin.org, Dweck's definition of fixed and growth mindsets, states:

"In a fixed mindset, students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount, and that's that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset, students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don't necessarily think everyone's the same, or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it."

Focusing on pupil improvement

When students and educators have a growth mindset they focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter. Growth mindset in school not only helps pupils achieve good results but also improves the general wellbeing of students.

Confidence and resilience helps young people believe in themselves

Helping children and young people understand how we learn and how the brain works, significantly increase learning and perseverance in learning. Couple this with confidence, resilience and skills to believe in themselves, even in challenging times, and this is your recipe for success.

GROWTH MINDSET IN SCHOOLS CAN BE DELIVERED AS A PUPIL OR TEACHER WORKSHOP

  • Understanding internal and external language for growth mind-set
  • Helping children understand how they learn and their learning process
  • Techniques for kids on how to receive feedback in a growth-mind set way and how to peer support with growth mind-set
  • Neuroscience for kids and understanding potential
  • Breaking limiting beliefs and developing new beliefs for achievement
  • Developing grit and determination Celebrating and recognising my successes to date
  • Setting goals and SMART working
  • How to teach using growth mind-set language, behaviours and techniques
  • Learning the language of growth mind-set feedback
  • How to help children and parents with a fixed mind-set turn it around
  • Learn positive strategies for approaching SAT’s and exams
  • An understanding of the neuroscience of learning
  • How to help children learn and take control of their own learning process
  • Techniques to help children set their own goals and develop a language amongst themselves to promote learning and resilience

We're feeling the love!

All the children joined in enthusiastically, loved all the games and stretching their brains. We saw a huge improvement in our children's perseverance, resilience and confidence when learning and tackling new things, including SATs paper!

Read more: Growth mindset in schools

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Happy children student workshop

School Pupil Workshop

HAPPY CHILDREN

This introductory workshop will help young people create positive relationships and help them understand their emotions.

Aims

Deliver a high energy and fun session

Understand what makes us happy

Increase understanding of self and others

Outcomes

Tools for resilience. Creative positive, relationships.

Greater understanding of emotions and how to manage them.

Techniques for thinking and feeling better for now and the future.

Additional

This workshop can be delivered as a 60 or 90 minute session

Suitable for a class of between 25-30 primary school children

Can be adapted for older groups up to KS

This introductory workshop will encourage children to think and feel better about life and make better choices. It gives them skills to develop their emotional intelligence and become happier children. Studies show that happy children and teenagers earn more as adults, cope better with adversity, achieve more and strive harder.

But what is happiness? Is it something we can learn? Is it a skill we can improve? The answer is yes. Laughology’s research into the subject has led to the development of proven techniques to help increase happiness and resilience for the future.

Read more: Happy children student workshop

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Improvisation and stand-up comedy workshop

School Pupil Workshop

Improvisation and stand-up comedy

Our comedy and improvisation workshops provide an introduction to the art form of stand-up comedy and have helped young people explore topics in a creative and fun way.

Aims

Communicate confidently and effectively

Develop problem solving and thinking skills

Increase coping skills

Outcomes

Increased confidence

Communication and presentation skills

Tools for thinking quickly and differently

Subject themes such as language comprehension, history, science can also be introduced

Features

Improvisation and stand-up comedy can be delivered as a one-off taster workshop or as a series of workshop sessions that culminate in a show.

Workshop last approximately 2 hours

Group size of between 12 and 15

Suitable for ages between 12-18

Inspire your students to find their voices, become creative thinkers and improve their communication and writing skills. Our comedy and improvisation workshops provide an introduction to the art form of stand-up comedy and have helped young people explore topics in a creative and fun way.

The improvisation and stand-up comedy workshop activities include:

  • writing and performing comedy material
  • using improvisation to help revision

The sessions are an ideal way to engage students back into learning after the holidays and also allow them to get to know their new classmates. We have a team of award-winning comedians who will engage, inspire and motivate students - and we love to get the staff involved too!

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