Cooperative Games & Conflict Resolution Skills for Primary Schools

Peace building for Primary Schools

conflict res workshop group

Our innovative, tried and tested Cooperative Games and Conflict Resolution Programme for Primary Schools is available for schools at no cost . We can offer the programme to run for 8 weeks per term with two or possibly four class groups.

Working through cooperative activities the programme aims to help primary school pupils enhance their skills to address conflict, improve communication and manage anger and to promote a culture of peace, respect and dialogue by encouraging pupils’ proactive and pro-social approach to conflict in their everyday life.

A full Evaluation Report on the programme is available here.

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More about peace building in schools

Centrenewspic1April2017Our team of skilled facilitators developed and delivered this programme in 8 week sessions to class groups ranging from P1 up through P7 at five primary schools in Edinburgh in  2015-16 and 2016 -2017 school years.

Dalry Primary Head Teacher and Depute Head Teacher reported 100% significant improvement. Head Teacher Grant Gillies commented “Specific individuals gained considerably and there was an impact on both behaviour and confidence. The PSA included in the workshops also noted a difference in the behaviour of the pupils.” “I would recommend it to any school as the difference is tangible. Our school has 75 percent EAL and 1 in 3 of our pupils are in child poverty. This is not an easy place to start but it’s testament to Fiona and the team that it more than succeeded.” Deputy Head Teacher Vanessa Kelly commented “Pupils really enjoyed the sessions. They all loved learning new skills which they also used in the playground with other children.”

Centrenewspic2April2017Our conflict resolution skills programme has been carefully designed in line with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence to particularly support the following outcomes in the area of Health and Wellbeing:

  • Understanding me and others
  • Managing my anger
  • Improving my communication
  • Understanding my skills to manage conflict

A comprehensive outline of the programme is available here.

Schools interested in hosting the programme are invited to contact us. Please contact Brian at the EP&JC. Email coordinator[at]

Facilitator Training

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