Friendship and solidarity

This exercise is suited for strengthening friendships and taking action against bullying.

  1. Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards in front of the class.
  2. Ask the pupils to pair up with someone they do not usually sit next to in class.
  3. Ask the pairs to choose two cards. One that symbolises good friendship and another representing something you can do to solve the problem of an unhealthy friendship. Allow the pairs plenty of time for discussion.
  4. Ask each pair to team up with another pair and present their chosen picture cards to each other.
  5. Divide the pupils into larger groups of 8-10. Ask each group to choose one friendship card and one solution card.
  6. The groups present the chosen picture cards to the whole class.
  7. Discuss the state of friendship in class. If the class is working well, end the exercise here.
  8. If the class is not working well: Ask the groups to choose three realistic solution cards.
  9. Present the cards to the rest of the class and discuss the possible solutions.
  10. Ask the class to choose three solution cards from the presentations that they can all agree on.
  11. Agree on a plan for implementing the solutions: Who does what and when?
  12. It is important to continually evaluate the implementation of solutions and to frequently remind the pupils of the exercise and its results.

The size of the groups in the last part of the exercise can be varied.



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