This was not the first time that the Prosecutor’s Office in Petrozavodsk in Karelia (north-west Russia) had tried to stop Zippy’s Friends in schools.
CASEL has analysed numerous research studies from around the world, producing solid evidence that promoting SEL also improves children’s academic performance.
We are delighted to be offering our Skills for Life mental health promotion programmes free of charge to primary schools across Dumfries and Galloway.
From September 2020 Relationship and Health Education will be compulsory in Primary Schools in England.
In March 2019, we visited Burpham Primary School CoIN Centre in Guildford to observe a Zippy's Friends for Pupils with Special Needs class.
Zippy’s Friends has been running in Slovakia since 2013, with the programme currently in its sixth school year.
Monday 4th February 2019 was the start of Children’s Mental Health Week and we were delighted to visit an Apple’s Friends class at Merton Park School in south London.
In November 2018, our Programme Director Caroline and Project Manager Hannah visited Kuwait to deliver training on Zippy’s Friends for Special Needs to our partner, COPING.
Our upcoming training dates for autumn 2018 are below. If you can’t see one in your area, please look at our list of Licensed Trainers and contact them directly to arrange a training.
The development of thinking skills is an essential life skill for all our children. Consider the journey a child takes as they move from a curious baby to an inquisitive pre-schooler, moving to an experimenting reception child, into a questioning KS1 child, then using their skills as a theorist and researcher in to KS2, ready to move into the next stage of their life.
Partnership for Children is supporting an important research project that is looking to recruit girls aged 10 and their parents with a focus on emotional competence during the transition from primary to secondary school.
In our last newsletter in Summer 2017 we asked for your feedback on running Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends. We received feedback from over 70 schools. Such feedback is invaluable and helps us to develop and improve the programme, so many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the survey. All schools were entered into a prize draw.
Here’s something to fill those spare hours(!) over the summer… Download our new Zippy knitting pattern and make your very own Zippy!
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