Best Summer Camp for Children in the Heart of London
1-Day Summer Etiquette Camp
Saturday 2 December (8-13 year olds)
Our etiquette classes are fun, interactive and, at the same time, educational!
Laura Windsor's etiquette courses aim to give children a certain kind of freedom; just as there are specific rules to follow when playing a musical instrument or a team sport, it's rules like these that give children the freedom to really enjoy what they are doing. They become automatic; they don't have to think which piano key to press to acquire a particular sound, or how to throw the ball correctly in order to score a goal, with practice it becomes instinctive.
It's the same with Manners; they help children know what to say, when to say it and even how to say it, whether they are talking to their peers, parents, or teachers. This takes away any anxiety, shyness or shame and they can start enjoying making friends in a relaxed manner.
In a nutshell, manners are are like superpowers, except anyone can have them. And the more children practice them, the quicker they become second nature.
The most important thing you will want from an etiquette class is for your child is to come away with the skills they will remember and execute every day from that day forth. A lot of etiquette classes cover a whole range of subjects that are almost impossible to take onboard in such a short space of time.
We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the skills learnt in our 1-day etiquette class will remain with the children and become second nature. How? By teaching them the fundamental skills needed to make your children stand out from the crowd - those Four Superpowers that will help your child get on without anxiety and help boost their confidence.
How it's done
Through a series of games, quizzes and, most importantly, repetition in different scenarios, the skills learnt in our LEVEL 1 class will become part of your child's make-up.
They will come away with knowing how to shake hands properly and why (without being prompted, this will probably come up in a discussion when you reunite in the evening).
They will know what to do with their bodies upon meeting and greeting - eyes, hands and faces included; what to say and how to say it;
They will understand why it's important to be alert with good posture and the reasons why we come to the table and need to display good manners.
Skills that are essential for that all-important first impression.
These are the most important skills your child can learn. And be ready when they start correcting some of your manners too!
We know how important these skills are and we want to make sure your children gets the best possible advantage in life. We guarantee people will notice immediately how well-educated your children are.
"Some student drawings of how to set the table and sit properly at the table."
The Etiquette Class includes the following topics:
PERSONAL GREETINGS & INTRODUCTIONS
Meeting new people - greetings and introductions made easy, why eye contact is important and eye contact rules, smiling, hugs or airkiss, and how to shake hands with flair
GOOD TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT: CONFIDENT CONVERSATIONS
Not knowing what to say can cause anxiety in children. Learn the most popular topics of conversation and how to say them.
Introducing the four key areas of conversations.
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH POISE & POSTURE
Stand out from the crowd by putting good deportment into action - proper posture when standing and sitting, walking with confidence and poise.
Learn how to read body language and facial expressions.
HOW TO DINE & SHINE
Dining Etiquette & table manners for kids
Time to say goodbye! A drawing from one of my students as a thank you! Something to remember them by!
It is an absolute delight to work with Laura, she is fantastic at keeping children engaged through fun games and activities, our parents love her etiquette classes. We highly recommend!
VIP Trips for Kids
"Laura, thank you SO much for today!!!!! I loved it! Layla has gone out to dinner correcting her mother and laid out a table setting to teach her when she got home! I am definitely going to do the adult courses!!! Flynn (6 years old) went to bed saying 'I want to go to that course again tomorrow'. I did not expect to stay the whole day. Thank you, it was amazing!!"
Sophie, mother of a 6 & 8 year old
"Laura, thank you very much for the bootcamp today. I heard it went really well and Zach (8 years old) really enjoyed it. He was also explaining why putting your hands in your pockets is not good manners! He also wants to know whether he can come back and do some more courses."