Our Little Gents course has been designed for 8-12 year old boys and teaches social skills, etiquette, and how to take care of your emotional and physical wellbeing with confidence.
Each weekly session runs for 2.5 hours (including a full meal) on either a Saturday or Sunday
We engage leading subject matter experts.
Week 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 done with our meal
Week 2 – Personal Care
Topics include: dressing for different occasions, wash bags (traveling and preparing for school trips), the importance of sleep, personal hygiene, how to care for your clothes, tips to stay neat and organised
Week 3 – Fitness and Nutrition
Topics include: making healthy food choices, sugar and additives, organic vs. non organic food, the importance of fresh air and spending time outside, mindfulness, exercise
Week 4 – Verbal and Written Etiquette
Topics include: meeting and greeting, formal and informal introductions (of yourself and others), small talk, telephone etiquette, social media etiquette, thank you letters, responding to invitations
Week 5 – Emotional Wellbeing
Topics include: being assertive yet respectful, handling peer pressure, coping with bullies, managing exam stress and heavy workloads, simple techniques to help us cope with anxiety
Week 6 – Afternoon Tea Graduation Ceremony
A chance to apply your new skills in a formal and fun dining experience with your peers. All graduates are presented with a completion certificate.