About Us

What Drives Us?

Our approach gives children a voice. Equipping children to navigate their everyday lives by encouraging them to grow in awareness of themselves and others, develop knowledge, skills and strategies to navigate the world around them and to maximise opportunities to participate and engage and make a positive difference.

What Drives Us

EquippingKids Canada

In collaboration with former students from the Childhood and Youth Studies Programme at King's University College, Western University, Ontario, Canada,  we established a non profit organisation that allows us to advance the goals and ambition of EquippingKids on both sides of the Atlantic.

EquippingKids Limited has been providing a vehicle for research and development work for over 10 years. Our work has allowed us to engage with tens of thousands of children and families and professionals in schools and the community. 

EquippingKids Connect CIC is a new vehicle that has been set up to create opportunities within communities to tackle learning disadvantages and further lifelong learning skills.

EquippingKids in the UK is supported by: 

  • Innovate UK Edge
  • Emerald Publishers


  • Pete Hay - Strategic Development Lead
  • Henry Frankel - Outdoor Learning Lead
  • John Fowler - Creative Learning Lead
  • Hannah Trickett - Educational Consultant
  • Mackenzie Mountford - Researcher
  • Kate Bacon - Academic Advisor
  • Daniella Bendo - Academic Advisor


EquippingKids Limited

Research & Development Company


EquippingKids Connect CIC

Non-Profit Community Interest Company


EquippingKids Canada

Canadian Registered Non-Profit


Our Approach

Releasing a child's voice improves social outcomes, furthering societies knowledge of the way children experience their everyday lives - allowing adults, in consultation with children, to set policies and create practices that are relevant, meaningful and ultimately make a positive difference. 

About Our Work
Schools We Have Worked With


Bedmond Academy


Dundale School

Elm Road

Galley Hill

Hammond Academy

Maple Cross JMI

Milified Primary School

Nene and Ramnoth

St. Lawrence CE

The Grove Academy

West Hertfordshire

Wormley C of E

Testimonials from Schools

What it means for the children, is that they now have the ability to apply and even synthesise ways of implementing the learning attributes (metacognitive tools) in all facets of their learning and socialisation.

Ducan Robers, Head of Little Green

Equipping kids have breathed new life into our school. We are on the journey for giving them the skills to navigate life, not a text book. The bespoke, knowledgeable, research-based approach of Equipping Kids allows us to do this; to find solutions but most importantly all be ourselves. There is no 'lunchbox' of tricks, just knowledgeable, passionate professionals who want to maximize the opportunities for every child to make a difference.

Philip Grey, Principal, Hertfordshire

The impact has transformed the adults in school to see themselves as partners in learning rather than learning that is something that is done to children

Hannah Trickett, Head, Maple Cross

The methods used by equipping kids to gather tangible qualitative data and make visible the learning process have enabled staff and governors to value priorities that are 'hard to evidence' and as a result maintain sustained focus on longer term changes to ethos and culture in the school, such as a focus on developing growth mindsets and developing pupils as learners.

Simon King, Head, Dundale



We get to inspire each other with fun activities.

Equipping Kids Student - Aged 8


I think it will help me because it helps me communicate with adults better.

Equipping Kids Student

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It makes me feel more confident.

Equipping Kids Student

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So I can work with a partner, be confident, overcome challenge and be creative.

Equipping Kids Student

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We have discovered more about everything we can do. We believe in ourselves more.

Equipping Kids Student

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