Denmark was the first country to pilot Zippy’s Friends, with programmes in Copenhagen and the central island of Fyn back in 1998-99. Those trials led to the programme being substantially revised, before a further, very successful pilot in Denmark and Lithuania in 2000-01.
Odense Socialpaedagogiske Seminarium was a teacher training institution with a long tradition of teaching educators and of working with social education. It was involved with both the pilots of Zippys Venner in Denmark, and then took on responsibility for running the programme. In 2009, the Seminarium became part of a larger organisation, University College Lillebælt, and Pædagoguddannelsen i Odense took on the running of Zippy’s Venner.
Although UCL's contract as a partner ran out in 2011, Danish schools continue to run the programme, and we are currently seeking a new partner organisation in Denmark.
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