ZAP in Schools: Assertiveness & Resilience workshops

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About ZAP in Schools

ZAP in Schools workshops equip children and young people in Years 5-8 with the skills they need to both recognise and positively respond to bullying behaviour. The 90-minute workshop explores the differences between teasing and bullying and the role of the bystander, sharing skills and techniques (known as the Kidscape ZAP tools) that can be confidently used in a potential bullying situation.

Our aim is to increase the confidence of children by providing an empowering and practical workshop that provides proven practical techniques to deal with a bullying situation and challenge harmful behaviour, while also developing a positive sense of self.

The ZAP in schools workshops are classroom-based and involve a mixture of activities, role-play and discussion. They are delivered by fully trained Kidscape staff and volunteers (all of whom are DBS checked).  

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"I felt more confident to help my friends with a bullying situation"

Learning outcomes

Through taking part in ZAP in school, pupils are able to:

  • Understand different forms of bullying and cyberbullying
  • Discuss the effects and impact bullying can have on a young person
  • Explain the difference between banter, conflict and bullying behaviour
  • Empower young people to help others, promoting the upstander role
  • Confidently respond to bullying behaviour
  • Promote techniques for managing a bullying situation
"The workshop was so valuable for our pupils, giving them the needed tools to challenge bullying behaviour. I would highly recommend the ZAP in Schools workshops"

Book a workshop

Our school workshops and training are subsidised through charitable giving. 

To find out more about availability and cost in your area please email 


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