12-14, 15+, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, Main Activities, Time fillers

Teaching about Social Justice

An interesting resource from the Guardian about how to teach different aspects of social justice. Include links to materials and lesson plans from lots of different organisations. For girls aged 8 or over. https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/17/how-to-teach-social-justice-resources-lesson-plans

12-14, 6-8, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, Introduction, Time fillers, Wellbeing

Tips for how to get more confident!

Tips from a life coach on improving young peoples’ confidence: https://young.scot/information/mind/how-to-get-confident-and-stay-that-way/

Click through this site; there are lots of useful pages. This one, for example, is a guide for young people who are a little on the shy side to help them to make friends at school: https://young.scot/information/relationships/shy-persons-guide-to-making-friends-at-school/

12-14, 15+, 6-8, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, For all age groups, For Mentors, Introduction, Time fillers, Wellbeing

Baytree Heroines’ Key Qualities Definitions

We assimilated the definitions for the virtues that the girls came up with the Heroines workshops last month: Virtue Mindmap Definitions

This might be useful to help you think about how to talk to your mentee about these virtues, as well as set goals with the virtues in mind.

12-14, 15+, 9-11, Character education, For Mentors, Getting to know you, Main Activities, Uncategorized, Wellbeing

Body Image and Positivity

These resources may be useful when trying to discuss perceptions of body image with the girls, although feel free to use them with women as well. An honest discussion about body image is important for understanding where these self-critical ideas emanate from and can help us, as mentors, to deconstruct their influence over young women and girls. Emphasising the unrealistic depictions of women within the media is also important as it encourages young girls to recognise unrealistic standards of beauty when they are being promoted. Lastly, conducting these discussions in a group context may be helpful because it allows us to expose how universal these negative self-criticisms are.

Body Image Videos

Body image

Body Image Teachers Notes

Body Image Tool Kit 2012

12-14, 15+, 6-8, 9-11, Beginning/Ending the session, Character education, For all age groups, Main Activities, Time fillers, Wellbeing

Happy Heroines’ Week!

 

Welcome to the first Heroines Week of this academic year!

This month, the objective is to introduce the key virtues and encourage the girls to start thinking about the in conjunction to themselves. We are starting, as we began and ended last year, with a focus on Purpose us the underpinning quality of all of the virtues; now is the perfect time for reflection, goal-setting and planning as you start a new academic year with your mentee.

The Youth Mentors’ resource, is attached as well as the O11s Purpose booklet, also attached; an array of activities aimed at our older girls to encourage them to think about Purpose. Please use this and any of the suggested activities with your mentee regardless of her age if you feel she will respond well to them.

Have a happy Heroines’ Week!Over 11s Purpose Mentor Booklet PDFfinal YM Purpose Intro 18-19