Stand out from the Crowd - (boys and girls, ages 12+)



About the Course

Boys and Girls, ages 12+

This course helps to develop an important set of skills that every young adult needs to succeed. The skills we cover will help participants feel more confident in their social and academic lives.

This course runs across five sessions (each session runs for two hours and fifteen minutes and includes a full hot dinner).

Session 1: Table Manners​ Topics include: place settings, napkins and handling silverware, showing appreciation, difficult-to-eat foods and menus for fussy eaters, how to sit at the table, mingling and conversation, knowing when to begin, passing and offering food, what to do when we are finished with our meal ​ Session 2: First Impressions Topics include: formal and informal introductions (of yourself and others), meeting and greeting, speaking clearly and confidently, smiling and using eye contact, the perfect handshake, small talk, posture and deportment ​ Session 3: Confident Public Speaking and Presentation Topics include: speaking with confidence and clarity, overcoming nerves, organising your thoughts, engaging your audience, thinking on your feet, giving a TED-Style talk, posture, hand gestures and expert tips to make sure your performance is captivating ​ Session 4: Time Management and Organisation Topics include: prioritising what is important, planning ahead, making and successfully managing to-do lists, keeping things in their proper places, storing and taking care of our belongings, time management tips practiced by successful people ​ Session 5: Emotional Wellbeing Topics include: handling peer pressure, managing exam stress and heavy workloads, coping with big emotions, tools for social anxiety, being assertive and respectful, coping with bullies ​ Our course ends with an Afternoon Tea graduation ceremony. All graduates are presented with a completion certificate.


Ascot, Berkshire

Sundays, 11 Sep - 9 October 2022

18:00 - 20:15 (including dinner)

West End, London

Sundays, 8 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

18:00 - 20:15 (including dinner)

Weybridge, Surrey

Sundays, 23 Apr - 21 May 2023

18:00 - 20:15 (including dinner)

Watford, Hertfordshire

Half Term Course

Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2023

18:00 - 20:15 (including dinner)