Girls Session: Worth and Identity

Girls Session: Worth and Identity

Girls’ Session –Worth and Identity Session will look at our Worth and Identity – what shapes and influences us. Session will also look at the issue of self-worth and how we see ourselves. Raft Game  Read out the instructions at the top of the exercise sheet. In groups discuss the possibilities of who will be left on the raft. After 10-15 minutes, finalise who you are going to eject from the raft or who will be given surgery. In your group you must agree of each decision. The Raft A ship is wrecked in the middle of the ocean, thousands of miles from land. There are no immediate chances of rescue. 15 people are still alive and they manage to make a raft; because of the lack of time and equipment, the raft is only big enough to support 9 survivors. You have to decide which 6 of those listed you have to dispose of, you are not one of the survivors, and no one is allowed to hang onto the raft. A crippled boy, paralysed since birth.  The boy cannot use his hands, must be fed by others because he can do nothing for himself. A doctor, a general practitioner.  He is nervous because he is a drug addict.  Age 60. A married couple:  a. building worker, drinks a lot, age 27.  b.woman, housewife, 2 children at home, age 23. A Preacher.  Age 27 A restaurant owner, married with 3 children at home.  Age 43. A prostitute, no parents.  She already saved a drowning child and is an excellent nurse.  Age 36. A teacher, considered one of the best teachers...
Getting to know you game

Getting to know you game

Getting to know you Game This is a good introductory game that I’ve used with my school behaviour groups in the opening weeks. I’ve also used it with various youth groups as a good way for everyone to get to know each other. I also turn it into a game to see who can remember each others answers at the end of the session. Instructions Write the questions below on cards or you can  make up your own. Place the cards face down.  Explain how each card has a question on the reverse.  Each person will have a turn to pick a card and answer a question. Answer each question as honestly as possible. If there is a question that any of the participants feel uncomfortable with, you can say “pass” and pass it onto the other person, who can also say “pass”. All answers can be discussed depending on how long you have for the meeting.   Write the following questions on cards What do you do best? What sort of TV programmes do you like best? Which ones do you watch every week? If you won a £1000 – what would you spend it on? What do you like best about school/work? What has been your happiest moment so far? If you were someone else who would you be? What has pleased you most today? What do you think you will be doing in 10 years time? I get nervous when? What scares you most? What makes you laugh most? What embarrasses you? When was the last time you cried? What angers you? One of my favourite childhood memories...
Youth Identity Workshop

Youth Identity Workshop

This is a session plan for use with groups exploring themes of identity, both individually and socially. Worksheets for the session – Identity Worksheets Activity 1 How do you describe yourself?  (Approx 20 min)  Flipchart paper and markers Think about how you identify yourself? Think of situations where you might identify yourself: • By ethnicity? (for example – I am a Traveller) • By age? (for example – I am fifteen) • By family background? (for example – I live with my father and have three brothers) • By disability status (for example – I have a disability) • By sexuality? (for example – I am heterosexual) • By relationship to others? (for example – I am a friend/granddaughter/pupil) • By skin colour? (for example – I am a Black person) • By religion? (for example – I am a Catholic) • By gender? (for example – I am a woman) • By nationality? (for example – I am Irish) Activity 2 Group identity (Approx 20 min) Flipchart paper and markers Please explore the following concepts relating to a person’s social identity – their meaning to individual members, how important they are to a person’s identity – in group discussion. The group can be split into a number of small groups depending on the numbers: • Family                               • Age • Gender                             • Ethnicity • Disability                          • Religion • Sexual orientation       • Skin colour • Nationality                      • Transsexual Think about how naming different aspects of various social groups may influence how a person is perceived by others? Discuss with your group whether it is possible to ‘know’ enough about a...
Labels

Labels

Show a group of kids logos like these and they will instantly recognise the brands and the products or services they offer. By their image we instantly recognise the brand. Almost instantly we can tell whether something is going to be good or not. Labels matter. Every day we label people and groups in society much like we do our coffee and clothing; seeing some as being important and viewing others as worthless. Gay, straight, male, female, black, white, young, old, rich, poor…the list is endless. I wonder what labels people use to describe and define you? I wonder what labels you use to describe others? I wonder which labels are justified? And I wonder which of our labels need...