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Primary School Assembly

An Introduction to The Chimp Model

This 45-minute interactive assembly is aimed at primary aged children and has been developed to introduce the Chimp Model by using aspects of neuroscience in a lively, fun and engaging way. It can be adapted to suit your school’s individual needs either as a whole school assembly or as individual sessions repeated throughout the day differentiated to suit specific year groups.

By the end of the session, children and teachers will have:

  • An understanding of the Chimp Model 
  • An understanding of how different areas of the brain work and their purpose
  • Strategies for managing unhelpful behaviours and taking responsibility 
  • A shared language for use in and around school



Outcome Objectives


  1. For students to be able to understand that they have two thinking areas of the brain and be able to identify and name them
  2. For students to be able to understand the concept that they have a thinking brain which acts without their permission
  3. For students to be able to recognise the difference between themselves and their Chimp 
  4. For students to understand that they always have a choice
  5. For students to be able to develop intervention strategies for themselves and recognise the importance of taking responsibility for their actions

An In-Depth Look at the Assembly

This 45-minute session either to the whole school or individual year groups with interactive activities throughout to maximise student engagement and participation:

  • The Brain:

 Looking at the inner workings of the brain by introducing the concept that there are actually two of you!

  • Everyone is unique

How to recognise themselves and their Chimp. 

  • Getting to know their Chimp

Getting to know their unique Chimp, exploring its needs and how to look after it

  • Taking responsibility: 

Outlining the importance of being responsible for their actions and behaviours

  • Managing: 

Strategies for dealing with unhelpful thoughts and behaviours

Skills Learned from the Assembly

 This assembly or workshop will help children with:

  1. Insight into why they have certain thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  2. Strategies to recognise unhelpful thoughts and feelings and applying strategies to manage them
  3. Strategies to try and prevent unhelpful behaviours and also how to take responsibility 
  4. Recognition of their own self-worth and what gives them value

About Chimp Management

We are a unique company with a small number of specialist mentors all selected personally by our CEO, Professor Steve Peters. Everything we teach and facilitate is based on neuroscience and the findings of Steve’s many years of work into the functioning and management of the mind and his creation of the Chimp Paradox Model.

Through the developments in neuroscience and The Chimp Model, we help people to understand how the mind is structured and how it functions.  This allows individuals to gain insight into their own mind and acquire the skills to be able to be more effective and successful in getting the best of out of themselves, others and challenging situations.

Professor Steve Peters is the author of the best selling books, The Chimp Paradox, My Hidden Chimp & The Silent Guides.


Who We’ve Helped

These are just some of the schools and educational establishments we have worked with.


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