Year 6 to 7

Parent Testimonials

I can’t tell you how much my daughter has enjoyed Nicola’s workshops.

She is a very shy child that finds social situations very difficult, so when I say that she didn’t miss one session and she was ready every Saturday waiting to go, it tells me a lot, it says she enjoyed being there and over the weeks she has learnt so much about herself. Nicola made her feel at ease and able to join in.

I think this is a wonderful thing that Nicola is offering and would recommend it to anyone.

– Louise Reddington


My daughter was suffering from low self-esteem and was finding teenage friends difficult. This course really helped her. She learned how to think more positively, she made some new friends and she looked forward to it every week. it’s not that easy to get a teenager out of bed on a Saturday morning but this course really motivated her and Leamington is a lovely town to mooch around if you are a parent who doesn’t live locally. My daughter especially loved making her journal, her den and her mood board.

Maddy says “Nicola is easy to talk to and really cares”.

– Jane Harman

4th January to 29th February (Breaking on the 22nd for half term)

Leamington Spa
8 workshops
Saturdays 10am to Noon

The Old Library Day Nursery, Cubbington Road, Leamington Spa

Materials and snacks included. (If paying upfront is difficult. Please contact me for other options)

Maximum 10 per group

These two-hour workshops are for girls in year six, to support them through this challenging move to secondary school.

Moving from primary to secondary school often has a significant impact on a girl’s life. The first three years can be especially challenging and a time of extreme stress.

Hanging on to old friends and making way for new ones can be a battleground for their self-esteem and self-confidence, as can be the challenge of adjusting to new surroundings and a heavier workload. They may make the wrong choices in order to feel cool and in with the in crowd. Being ‘liked’ and getting ‘likes’, changing hormones, erratic emotions, increasingly sensitive to their looks and body image, these are just some of the challenges faced by girls at this time.

During eight weeks we cover:

  • What makes a good friend?
  • Why being yourself is important.
  • Meaningful self-evaluation criteria.
  • Healthy ways to evaluate one’s self-worth.
  • The power of having positive thoughts – how to reverse negative self-talk.
  • Understanding and coping with stress and anxiety.
  • Using breathing exercises and meditation to stay calm.
  • Empathy and kindness.
  • Strengthening relationships at home, listening to the ones we love.
  • Gratitude and why it matters.
  • Facing fears.
  • Positive affirmations.
  • Having healthy relationships.
  • Navigating social media and keeping safe online.

“I like coming here because you won’t be judged and you can just relax and it’s just a nice and calm place to be”

Inara, age 13