Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Developing pupils’ character, which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely.
Equipment and Resources
Pens, paper, colours.
Hoops and a practical space.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Talk through what resilience is using slide 3.
Hot seat interview activity: Working in pairs pupils can interview each other about some goals they have achieved. They can use the questions on slide 4 for their interview. Invite pupils to share their answers with the class.
Explain what helps us to be resilient using slide 5 and initiate a whole class discussion.
Hula hoop challenge: Divide the class into small groups and work in a practical space. The goal of the game is to get the hula hoop all the way around the circle without anyone letting go of people's hands. You can time groups and ask for their successes and challenges.
Explain how resilience can help us and examples of when times are hard at school using slides 7 and 8.
Read the short story about the little engine on slide 9 and 10. Ask pupils what they can learn from the story.
Motto card activity: Ask pupils to design their own motto card and share with each other.
Read the short story about the hugging tree on slides 12 and 13. Explain how we can build resilience using slides 14 and 15.
Grit pie activity: Ask pupils to think of all the things which they find hard or challenging and to write them down. Print out the pie template on slide 18 for each pupil and ask pupils to break down their challenge into small chunks and then to talk through possible solutions. Invite pupils to share these with each other and the class.
Recap on the lesson with the class about what they have learnt and talk through the importance of resilience.