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 & Resources
Lesson PPT, comic strip printed out (Slide 16), paper, card, pen and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Read the poem out to the class and ask pupils to discuss what resilience means. Invite pupils to feedback their ideas to the class and explain what resilience is using slide 4.
Show the video about resilience and initiate a whole class discussion about it.
Talk through how resilience can help us using slide 7.
Talk through slides 8 – 10 about what resilience looks like at school and home.
Group activity: Working in small groups ask pupils to write down all the things they could do to help build up their resilience. Invite groups to share their ideas and talk through the examples on slides 12 – 13.
Individual activity ‘Being brave’: Ask pupils to write down the answers to the questions on slide 14 about superpowers and being brave.
Comic strip: Either working on their own or in pairs ask pupils to create a comic strip story about a resilient situation. Ask pupils to share their stories with the class.
Read through the resilience acronym on slide 17 and ask pupils to work in small groups to produce a rap about resilience. Give them time to practice and perform to the class.
Recap on the lesson with the class about what they have learnt and talk through the importance of resilience.