Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.
Module Three: ‘I Can Make Friends’
The aim of this five-session module is to introduce the children to some of the skills of friendship. It also allows them to practise them through games and exercises. The module starts with sessions on showing interest in what our friends tell us about themselves, then moves on to sharing and, finally, trust. In the final sessions it builds on the module ‘I Know How You Feel’ with its emphasis on ‘empathy’ as an element of friendship.[Page 34]