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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.

Empathy and Affirmation
Empathy and affirmation

This is a short session designed to consolidate the module.

  • To consolidate the learning about empathy from Session 4.
  • To highlight the importance of affirmation as promoting positive feelings in friendships.
  • To consolidate the children's learning from the whole module.
Materials and Preparation
  • Use ‘Friendship bag’ (CD-ROM). Produce one copy for each child. Or you may prefer to draw your own version on a flipchart sheet if you would like the children to work collaboratively. (For use in the activity ‘Friendship bag’.)
Introductory Name Game — Affirmation Game
Affirming Someone's Friendship Skills

Sit in a circle. Ask everyone to think about the child sitting on their left. They should think of some quality in this person that makes them a good friend. Each child should then start and ...

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