Classic 103'12 recommended this activity for the session on Self Management
1. Each Y1 (and PSL should they wish to join in) will fill in the blanks: “To be a responsible ____, I have to ____.”
E.g. “To be a responsible RGS girl, I have to respect and follow the rules.” Each Y1 will share a different responsibility they hold. This way, they can see that an RGS girl has to juggle many commitments, and thus realise the importance of self management!
2. Boulders,rocks and pebbles activity: In this activity, boulders, rocks and pebbles will represent the responsibilities the Y1s shoulder. Y1s and PSLs will go in a circle to share their boulders (heavy responsibilities), rocks (less heavy responsibilities) and their pebbles (small responsibilities).
3. Y1s will draw a clock on a piece of paper and fill in a rough “timetable” of a typical day in their lives, including activities and work to be done (e.g. “3.00pm - CCA training”, “6.00pm - Tuition”, “9.00pm - homework”). This is to let the Y1s understand that there is a fixed amount of time each day and as such, they need to understand the importance of time management to balance out all their responsibilities well.
Here's what the classic said after the activity!