Passport: Skills for Life

PassportPassport: Skills for Life is a new programme that teaches coping and social skills to 9-11 year-olds.  It encourages children to:

  • cope better with everyday problems
  • ask for, offer and accept help
  • learn from each other
  • help others without competing
  • think for themselves

Passport is based on the same theoretical principles as Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends, and works well as a follow-up to the earlier programmes.  However, it is also effective with children who have not taken part in either of them.

Passport introduces the class to Olya and Milo, who journey into a magical world with Elly the dragon, their story depicted through comic-strip illustrations.  Through discussion, a variety of activities and role-playing with a giant board game, the class learns strategies for dealing with difficult situations in everyday life.

The 17 sessions are divided into five modules:

  • Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Difficult situations
  • Fairness, equity and what is right
  • Change and loss

The programme ends with a review of all that has been learnt, and rounds off with a celebration.

Passport is going through the final stages of development and will be available in the near future.

Partnership for Children, 26-27 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JH, England
Telephone : 00 44 (0) 20 8974 6004 - Registered Charity number: 1089810