Run the programmes in your school

Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends are not available to be bought ‘off the shelf’. Teacher training is a vital part of running Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends, and the programmes are therefore only provided to teachers who have attended an initial training course.

The one day training course covers the philosophy and theoretical basis of Zippy's Friends and Apple’s Friends; the concept of coping and its implications for the well-being of children; how the programme is structured; and the rationale behind the various activities. Teachers become familiar with each of the six modules, and work through the various activities.

Half day training for small groups is also available. 

Once teachers have attended a training course, they can order materials from Partnership for Children to be able to deliver the programme to their class.

Teacher training