Me and My Chimp Workshops
Building Emotional Skills in Young People
What is Me and My Chimp?
At Chimp Management we are always looking for new ways we can help people to get the best out of themselves. The past couple of years has been incredibly challenging for everyone and the education sector in particular. Teachers, support staff and students faced significant daily challenges with uncertainty and constant change.
This has inevitably had a significant impact on many children’s wellbeing, and we have seen high rises in anxiety, stress and young people struggling to manage their emotions during such an unprecedented time.
In order to help, we created the “Me and My Chimp” workshop series, a collection of interactive workshops introducing primary students to The Chimp Model in a fun and lively way.
Me and My Chimp Workshop Series
This series of four interactive workshops is aimed at primary aged children in Key stage 2 (Years 3 – 6). The aim of these sessions is to develop children’s understanding of how their mind functions and how they can manage both their mind and their emotions to be the best version of themselves.
Using the Chimp Model, students are introduced to simplified neuroscience using fun and engaging activities which challenge, stimulate and provide valuable learning opportunities. Each session covers different themes in which students explore their own unique brain and reflect on ways in which their brain can either help or hinder them.
Throughout the sessions students learn helpful strategies which they can implement both at school and at home to develop effective self-regulation. The workshops aim to provide schools and students with an ‘Emotional Toolbox’ which will take the form of a ‘Safe Jungle’ within the classroom and offer students an accessible resource they can refer back to.
For students to understand that they have two thinking areas of their brain and be able to identify and name them.
Dor students to understand that they have a thinking brain that acts without their permission.
For students to profile their own unique Chimp
Best Friend or Worst Enemy
For students to understand that their actions have consequences.
for students to identify the role of their Chimp brain.
For students to understand the importance of saying sorry and making amends.
Managing your Chimp
For students to identify what their Chimp needs to feel nurtured.
For students to recognise when their Chimp is not in a good place.
For students to be able to distinguish between an emotion and thought.
Creating a Class Jungle
To provide schools/students with a ‘Safe Jungle’ classroom resource.
For students to use the knowledge and skills they have developed to contribute to their ‘Class Jungle’.
For students to use the Jungle as a measure to identify where their Chimp is happiest.
Me and My Chimp Workshop
This one-hour interactive workshop introduces pupils in primary school to the world of neuroscience in a fun and simplified approach. It has been developed for Key stage learning 1 and 2.
For younger pupils, the workshop is split into two thirty-minute sessions.
Session One: Understanding the brain and getting to know your chimp.
Session Two: How to manage your chimp.
For students in Year 3 and above we deliver the workshop within an hour.
The workshops can be adapted to suit your school’s individual needs and ability levels.
- Understanding and identifying our thinking areas of the brain
- Understanding our Chimp
- Develop personal intervention strategies
- Develop a management resource to take away and use
In order to help, we created the “Me and My Chimp” workshop series, a collection of interactive workshops introducing primary students to the Chimp Model in a fun and lively way. This is called the ‘Charitable Chimp’. Find out more about the work we have done in schools now.
Who We’ve Helped
These are just some of the schools and educational establishments we have worked with.