Take action against bullying and strengthen solidarity
Come up with concrete suggestions for making friends in class.
Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards in front of the group.
Ask the pupils to pair up with someone they do not usually sit next to.
Ask each pair to choose two cards: One that represents their perception of a good friendship and another representing something you can do if a friendship is unhealthy. Allow the pupils plenty of time to discuss.
Ask each pair to team up with another pair and present their chosen picture cards to each other.
Ask the groups to present their chosen cards to the whole class.
Ask the pupils to place all the friendship cards on the floor, so that all cards are visible. Then ask them to do the same with the solution cards. There must be space between the two groups of picture cards.
Divide the participants into groups of eight to ten. Ask each group to choose one friendship card and one solution card.
Present the chosen cards to the whole class.
If the friendships in the class are healthy, end the exercise here.
If there are problems with friendships in the class: Ask the groups to choose three realistic solution cards.
Agree on a plan for implementing the solutions: Who does what and when?
It is important to continually evaluate the implementation of solutions and to frequently remind the pupils of the exercise and its results.
If the subject is sensitive, you can make the groups in the last part of the exercise smaller.