Read about the impact our Skills for Life programmes have had on children and teachers.
Teachers in Oldham, Greater Manchester, share their experiences of delivering Skills for Life programmes as part of the Opportunity Area Funding.
The Deputy Head teacher, working in a disadvantaged area of Newcastle delivers Zippy’s Friends in year two. With one of her pupils bereaved by suicide, she was nervous about delivering Module five of Zippy’s Friends, which focuses on change and loss, including death.
Marilyn Charles is a higher level Teaching Assistant and Family Support Worker at a primary school in Gloucestershire. She teaches Zippy’s Friends to her year 1 class.
Sarah Pask is a learning mentor at Geddington Primary School in Northamptonshire. She has been running Zippy’s Friends for two years alongside the class teacher Caroline Hammond.
A residential care worker in the UK, who was trained in Zippy’s Friends eight years ago, shares her experiences of delivering the programme to young parents.
Zippy’s Friends has been running in Jordan since 2014, under the name Labeeb’s Friends, and teachers there soon noticed that it could help children who had significant issues.
Svetlana Alexeeva, a Zippy teacher in Petrozavodsk in Russia, noticed the impact of the programme on her class.
The Chinese official policy (now relaxed) of one child per family has created a generation of children nicknamed ‘little Emperors’, often doted on by two parents and four grandparents.
‘I am elated to be a Zippy's Friends teacher and my school Couva South Government Primary is truly blessed to be participating in this programme.
Zippy’s Friends has been running continuously in Lithuania since 2000, longer than in any other country.
A mother in Andradina, Brazil, noticed that the programme helped her son deal with change when her husband had to go away for work.
A Family Liaison Officer at a school in Kent has been delivering Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends for a number of years and has seen first hand the impact if has had on his pupils.
Dave Prodrick, a Family Liaison Officer, has seen first-hand the impact the Skills for Life programmes have had on his pupils.
A teacher in Gloucestershire who has been running Zippy’s Friends for two years has found that the programme has had a positive impact on an adopted child in her class.
Cayman Islands teachers share their experiences of delivering Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends for the first time.
Zippy’s Friends for SEND supporting children with the challenge of returning to schools post Covid-19 lockdown.