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Social Skills

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Social Skills

Forming meaningful connections

To succeed in tomorrow’s world our children need to possess the right skills to navigate through a constantly changing and technology-rich world with success. Having good social skills enables children to interact with interesting people and help them to make a good impression. 

Social rules

Social rules govern the way relationships are formed, transmitted, and changed in verbal and non-verbal ways. Socialising can be daunting for some children.  Social skills also help children to negotiate with others in any conflictual situation. Being able to demonstrate positive social skills includes showing confidence in ourselves, being considerate to strangers, offering to help others and treating others with respect. Being at ease with others and knowing how to behave in company, enables children to further their goals, for instance when seeking work experience.

Why it's important to create a good first impression

We firmly believe that children blossom when they feel confident in social situations.  We were very fortunate to welcome Diana Mather from The English Manner, to our October 2017 half-term camp in Cheshire. Diana is an expert in the field of etiquette. Diana talked to children about the importance of making a good first impression. Children learned appropriate handshaking, the importance of tone when speaking, how to sit and have good poise (yes we even walked around with books on our heads). Diana helped to strengthen children's understanding of the importance of good social skills.

Social skills are key to children's futures

As children mature into young adults, the social skills they need become more complicated than when they were younger. For example, when faced with growing peer pressure or becoming involved in group activities outside the home. Today, more than ever, children need to be able to form meaningful connections with others. 

How we help

During our residential camps we help children to learn the fundamental social skills. Understanding how to interact with others appropriately and with ease is key to children's futures.

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Critical thinking

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Thinking skills

Critical thinking

Decision making and problem solving

In their pre-and early teen years, children start to be confronted with some of the complexities of life, and it is important that children are equipped to be able to negotiate these difficulties. As children move towards adulthood and independence, they need to be able to make informed choices and decisions and to have the ability to solve problems.

During adolescence children transition in many ways including how they receive information. In early childhood, children tend to accept information at face value, rarely questioning accuracy or authenticity but as they mature they need to be able to challenge ideas and assumptions (think of ‘fake news’ as an example).

Exercising critical thinking helps children to untangle right from wrong, true from the false and so on and so forth.

As more and more information is shared digitally no one should take everything they read, hear or see at face value – no matter how reliable the source is believed to be. Children are increasingly likely to encounter fake news and so they must be equipped with the skills to help them tell fact from fiction. Further reading

Complexities of life

How we help

We help children to adopt the techniques associated with critical thinking such as

  • observation 
  • reflection and
  • evaluation

while impressing upon them the importance of gathering information from several sources (knowledge) as a vital foundation upon which they can begin to exercise the techniques of critical thinking.

Throughout our lives, we are all called upon to think critically whether at personal, academic or professional levels, so the sooner children learn the art of critical thinking the better they will be equipped to manage the complexities of life.

Ask your child to take The Literary Trust's Fake News Survey to find out how well your child can separate fast from fictional news stories.  Further reading

 

 

Critical thinking forms part of our next residential camp for 9-14-year-olds.  Learn more or reserve your place

 
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Educational and Cultural Visits

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There is so much to see and do all over the UK

Educational and cultural trips provide children with a rich and visual source of learning. Whether focused on history, ancient civilisations, science, art or people, museums, historical sites and discovery centres can captivate children.

 
We are keen to engage children outside the classroom by showcasing the beautiful towns, museums and discovery centres. We always research our field trips thoroughly, helping to open children's eyes to the contributions each region has made to the country (past, present and future).
 

Multi-media installations and interactive stations stimulate curiosity and actively engage children (and adults) helping to make visits truly a holistic learning experience

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Where we've visited

Previous trips have included visits to the medieval colleges of Cambridge, the Slavery Museum in Liverpool, the Catalyst discovery centre in Widnes, the Jodrell Bank Discovery centre, the Royal Theatre Stratford East and the National Maritime Museum in Liverpool.

We publish a complete programme of educational and cultural trips before each residential camp. 

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Camp Evolution Activities for Children

Financial Awareness Workshops

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LET's GET MONEY SAVVY!

Our one-day financial awareness workshop is designed specifically for children between 9 and 14 years of age.

Through a variety of exercises, discussions, team activities and quizzes, we provide children with a solid understanding of money, setting the foundations upon which they can form a healthy relationship with money.

During our financial awareness workshop we cover areas including ways to earn, manage, grow and save money. Collaborative exercises include estimating household expenses, introducing children to the multitude of costs families incur. We explore relationships with money and how good money habits create financial as well as emotional well-being.

 
 

FINANCIAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Monday 12th February, 2018
10:00 to 20:00

The Smart Barn
Lambourne End Centre
Manor Road
Lambourne End
Essex, RM4 1NB

 

PRICE

One-day all inclusive workshop

£45 / per child

Early bird discount of 20% until midnight on January 14th, 2018. Places are limited because we like to keep our workshops small. Children participate more actively in smaller sessions and retain more of what they have learned. So hurry while places last.

 
 

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Our Philosophy

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Our philosophy

We founded Camp Evolution with one thing in mind – helping children evolve during school holidays. We are all about taking the time to focus on learning more about oneself and life in a friendly, fun and

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Team and Individual Challenges

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The ability to work well as a team involves interacting and communicating with others, understanding goals and priorities, and being able to contribute to a shared purpose. 

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Creating a personal vision

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Creating a personal vision

The "why"

As children mature, it is important that they think about their future; what is important to them, what they would like to achieve, what abilities they possess and what additional actions or resources they may need to achieve their vision.

Our vision workshop enables children to consider the questions above. Having a personal vision helps children to keep moving in the right direction to achieve their dreams.

 

Setting goals

The "How"

To fulfil a vision, children need to set themselves goals. These goals are the key steps along the way. Goal-setting helps children to maintain their focus and keep their motivation. 

We like the SMART method by G T Doran which stands for:

  • SPECIFIC – the goal should be clear
  • MEASURABLE – quantifiable in some way
  • ACHIEVABLE – within your child's reach but not overly easy to achieve
  • RELEVANT – something that your child wants and is motivated to achieve
  • TIME-TARGETED – a reasonable deadline

As children progress through their goals, they feel proud, capableand empowered. In turn this boosts to their self-confidence and renews drive.

 
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Our next residential camp takes place in Essex from Sunday 11th February to Wednesday 14th February, 2018.  Find our more about our next residential camp or reserve your place now - we have limited places available.

 
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MEET THE TEAM

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Team members

Three ladies with a wealth of experience who came together to imagine and create Camp Evolution. Their diverse backgrounds and experience fuse together perfectly to form the ideal team. They all share a passion for people and development and are committed to giving their very best of themselves to help support children in developing their full potential.

 

Camp Leader and Director

Team member profile

Ezi studied Pharmacology at the University of Sheffield and worked for many years as a clinical research scientist. Ezi has always had a passion for developing ways for teams and people to work well together. Some years ago Ezi embarked on a second career as a personal development and leadership coach. She has been working as a youth group leader for many years and supports young people in boosting their confidence. She is passionate about giving children the right mix of education and skills to help them thrive both at home and in school.

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Camp Leader and Director

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Shola studied Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London before training to become a Maths teacher. Shola has been working in children’ camps from the age of 18, both in England and in the US, She loves to see the magic that happens as children overcome problem-solving challenges; they always bowled over! Shola’s passion is to give young people all the right tools to flourish and make good life decisions.

shola@campevolution.co.uk

 
 

Camp Volunteer 

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Rebecca is a woman of many talents. She holds a degree in Human Resource Management and worked for many years in International HR.  She has been on board since the beginnings of Camp Evolution helps us in so many ways (Multi-Disciplinary Business Development Consultant)

rebecca@campevolution.co.uk