Class 108'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Love
Play Bang! the normal way, except in this version, when you point your finger gun at someone, you have to say something nice to them on top of their name. There must be variation in the nice things being said.
When the last two standing face off, they have to say something nice that is at least 10 words long.
Instructions for normal Bang!:
1. Y1s to stand in a circle
2. One person is selected to stand in the middle
3. The person standing in the middle of the circle points her finger gun at someone and says their name
4. The person whose name was said will have to crouch down as quickly as possible
5. The people on either side of the person in Step 4 will have to turn to each other, point their finger guns, and say the other person's name as quickly as possible
6. The person who says the other person's name faster is allowed to continue in the game, whilst the person who was slower will have to sit down, signifying that they are out of the game.
7. When the game is down to the last 2 people standing, they will stand back-to-back in the centre of the circle
8. They will take one step forward every time they hear a word being said. When they hear the cue word (told to them before their face-off), they will turn around and say each other's names as fast as possible. The faster person is the overall winner.
Many classes used this activity during the session on Self-Love
Construct a "magic box" which can be any kind of a box with a mirror placed to reflect the face of anyone who looks inside.
1. Ask the group, "Who do you think is the most special person in the whole world?"
2. After allowing the person to respond individually, continue: "I have a magic box with me today, and each of you will have a chance to look inside and discover the most important person in the world."
3. Ask the Year ones who they think they will see.
4. Give each person a chance to look into the box after you
5. Explain that the box is valuable because it shows that each of them is special.
Note: Year Ones might ask how it is possible for everyone to be the special one. There can be a discussion about every individual’s uniqueness and that everyone is special in their own ways.
Class 101'15 showed this video during the session on Self-Love
We found this speech by Nick Vujijic that is so impactful and inspiring. Its a little long, but worth every minute. For PSL sessions, you can perhaps select sections you'll like them to watch.
Here is another quiz on Self respect, suggested by Classic 102'12.
Students will close their eyes so that they will not see one another’s response and raise their hands to indicate their answers. J/PSLs to note general response of class:
1. You accept criticism without getting upset.
2. You accept yourself unconditionally.
3. You don't exaggerate, pretend or lie.
4. You are not afraid to express your feelings.
5. You don’t feel resentful when you lose.
6. You don't worry about what others think of you.
7. You don’t need other people’s opinions to feel good about yourself.
8. You remember your motivation, not the results.
9. You forgive yourself and move on from past mistakes.
10. You are not permanently striving to impress others with outer displays.
Adapted from: http://www.selfesteemawareness.com/selfesteem_quiz.htm
"The quiz served as a great introduction to the topic of self respect. The students could reflect on how much they actually respected themselves, and do it privately as well - since they were told to close their eyes. (:"
This is a quiz that Classic 101'12 conducted to let their Year 1s reflect on their level of self respect for themselves.
For each question, State Agree, Agree slightly or Disagree
1. The way I feel about myself is greatly influenced by what other people think of me.
2. I don't handle criticism very well, being criticised makes me feel like I am useless.
3. I am comfortable with asking and accepting help from other people.
4. I accept the compliments that people give me very well.
5. I don't like looking in the mirror because I don’t like my appearance.
6. I find it difficult to admit when I don't understand something.
7. I find it difficult to correct people, so I tend not to say anything when they misunderstand me.
8. I have confidence in myself and believe that I am a person of worth.
9. I have no problem expressing and communicating my thoughts and feelings about issues.
10. I am envious of people who have what I don’t.
11. I am never quite satisfied with the results I get, no matter what I do
Explanations to the quiz answers can be found here:
Classic 103'12 used this activity for the session on Self Respect. It shows the year 1s that each of them have special qualities, and remind them that they should be proud to be them.
1. Each person will receive half a piece of A4 paper saying “I Am eSPECIALLY…” she will then go around class and let her classmates fill up the paper with positive values.
2. The Y1s have to go around the class and let her classmates fill up the paper with positive values that they feel describes her (PSLs can contribute too J
3. After the activity, the Y1s will take off the paper and read the nice things their friends and PSLs said.
From the classic: "This activity may be recycled, but I feel it is still very meaningful and sweet. It is somewhat like a compliment fest where you go around writing nice things about other people. But reading the nice things people think of you really gives a nice boost to one’s self esteem."
Used by 110'12 Classic during their session on Self-Respect.
Used by 110'12 Classic during their session on Self-Respect.
#1- Not accepting well deserved compliments: After receiving praise from someone, girl goes ‘No la, it was nothing. I anyhow do one, I was just lucky’.
#2- Comparing with others then feeling that they’re not good enough: Girl was very happy with her results, but after comparing with others, she didn’t feel good about herself anymore.
#3- Placing all the blame on herself, when it’s not entirely her fault: When the response from the class on a group work is poor, girl blames herself for everything.
#4- Doing something that she doesn’t like and even putting on a smile just to please/ not offend the other party: Girl A orders Girl B to run back to class to take her pen, when they are halfway eating. Girl B is tired and thinks to herself that she would rather not do it. But, Girl B still does it anyway just so she does not anger Girl A.
Feel free to come up with more on your own!(: