Laura Akano

Modern Etiquette lessons for Adults and Children

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot"

Clarence Thomas

Private Online Training Available

Private online training is available for Children, Teenagers and adults. Topics will be selected in consultation with the client's preference.

  • Investment for a one-hour Children's private tutorial is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for a teenager is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for an adult from £120.00.

Please contact us for group prices.

Etiquette Experts

Polished Manners has a growing reputation of teaching manners and etiquette with a modern edge. Classes are delivered in a practical and interactive way with lots of role play and an emphasis on it’s relevance in society today.

Training to suit you

If you desire a high level of expertise in etiquette coaching and training, Polished Manners are proud to say we offer just that. All across the UK, we create teaching programmes to suit our clients' needs. Our curriculum has been written and compiled with guidance from several experienced global etiquette experts.

We provide both group and individual training; contact our team today.

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Good morning 😊 Pause. Think. What are you grateful for?
I’d love to know how you’re spending this weekend, let me know below in the comments. Are you inside or spending time outside ? 

Share and let us know 😊 

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"Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu.  When someone smiled at me today, I started to smile too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin.  When he smiled I realised 
I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realised it's worth.
A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected.  Let's start an epidemic quick and get the world infected."

Spike Milligan 
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Welcome to a new month, an opportunity to write a new chapter in the book titled life.⁣
May this month be the start of new and exciting things in your life.⁣
May this month bring you good health, peace, love and joy.  May all your effort be crowned with success.⁣
Did you know that every year, September starts on the same day of the week as December? ⁣
September also does not end on the same day of the week as any other month.⁣
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and flowers include forget-me-not and morning glory.⁣
Remember to always be kind to others and yourself. It is important to learn to love the person looking back at you in the mirror.⁣ Have a great month of September.
#autumnseason #newmonthwishes #newmonthblessings #fallseasons #newbegginings #grateful #greetings #polishedmannersuk ⁣
😢 Have you ever seen a child react badly to losing a board game, or get very frustrated from not coming first in their favourite sport (for example)?

We live in a world where being successful is applauded to a degree that there is so much pressure to excel. 

Children and young people are encouraged and even supported to be successful which is great, what happens when things don’t go to plan? What happens when they experience failure?

Children should equally be given the tools and skills to cope when they are not successful. 

It is important to encourage them to keep trying, to learn from mistakes they might have made, what can they do differently next time?  When they lose a match, game or a race, it is important to be gracious by congratulating the winner. 

Failing a test or exam is not the end of the world.  Learning to manage their emotions, perhaps even taking some time out to be alone and using positive affirmations are tools that can help. 

Experiencing failure sometimes will certainly help build resilience, the support they get from those around them will determine their attitude when they become an adult.  I have heard young people say my parents say failure is not an option, that is a huge expectation to place on young shoulders.  No one is perfect, being successful at everything is just not a realistic expectation, particularly for young people.

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