A PROFESSIONAL PART-TIME PEOPLE SKILLS ACADEMY THAT BUILDS CHILDREN'S CONFIDENCE
FOR AGES 8 - 16
Important information regarding the current situation with Covid-19.....Gravitas Academy are following the governments advise and have taken the steps to close the Academy for the safety of everyone until further notice. we thank all our current Academy students for their support and understanding and wish you all the best of health and urge everyone to stay at home and keep safe! 'Gravitas Academy have had to evolve through these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in and have therefore gone Global, we are now offering ZOOM video coaching to children anywhere in the world* Please click the link below for further information'.
GRAVITAS ADADEMY COBHAM
We operate on Sundays from 09.30am to 12.30pm during term time at Cobham Free School, Cobham.
The three hours are split evenly into COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC SPEAKING and MINDFULNESS.
We rotate each hour in the following age groups:-
G1's- age 8-10* (Yrs 3,4,5)
G2's- age 11-13* (Yrs 6,7,8)
G3's- age 14-16* (Yrs 9,10,11)
There are a maximum of 12 in each age group.
*(we may place children in a different age group depending on friendship groups and maturity especially if they are on the cusp.)
We have a team of very experienced coaches who follow the Gravitas syllabus but also bring their own individual expertise and experience to coach the children. All our coaches are DBS Checked and we always have a first aider on site.
Our syllabus is created in such a way that your child can start at anytime during a term,
The exams are taken twice a year. The children can choose between Speaking in Public or Speaking in Verse and Prose (Gravitas Junior students will take Introductory level Speaking in Verse and Prose). Bronze, Silver and Gold medals (Grades 6,7,8) hold UCAS points for University and LAMDA can be also be signed off as a skill for Duke of Edinburgh.
We will be looking to open on a further day in Cobham on a Saturday in the spring, so if a Sunday does not suit your child because of other commitments please contact us to express and interest and we will put your child or teen on our waiting list.
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Self awareness leads to self esteem which leads to self confidence!
During this hour, students (in their age groups) will learn essential life skills that are centred around Communication Skills, through; Group Discussions / Interactive role play /Teamwork /Leadership / Active listening / Respect / Empathy / Knowing Yourself / Goal Setting / Inspiration / Motivation / Emotional Intelligence
During this hour, students (in their age groups) will learn the art of speaking in a group, all aspects of voice, diction, articulation and students will take an annual LAMDA (London Academy of Dramatic Art) Examination in London. The higher grades give UCAS points towards University. They will also learn the techniques of a TED style talk and the older children will be able to showcase them each term.
During this hour, students (in their age groups) will learn the art of mindfulness, through relaxation exercises, eliminating anxieties and stress and bringing calm to the mind and body. They will also experience guided visualisations which have been proved to help people focus and be successful. They will all be given their own journal to document positive thoughts, goals, proud moments, strengths, what they are grateful for and much more!
Fun, creative and small classes.
Students will have a relaxed mind for thinking and spontaneity.
A relaxed and aware body for poise, movement and facial expression.
A clear, pleasant and well-projected voice and the imaginative use of vocal expression.
Annual awards day; children can present to parents, receive awards and be given their journals.
Students will learn the techniques of Mindfulness.
Students will learn to speak in public, learn the art of TED style talks and take examinations in this subject area.
Students will be interview ready at the age of 16.
Gain SELF CONFIDENCE
Gain SELF BELIEF
THESE ARE WEEKLY CLASSES OF 3 HOURS SPLIT INTO THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES
" I am so happy that my son has the opportunity to attend Gravitas Academy. It provides him with the needed confidence and communication skills and mindset to be resilient and happy in his life ahead".
"Communication skills are becoming even more important in our changing and technological world"
~ Karen - Danes Hill School Mum ~