Group night activity

Poetry against prejudice

Write a short anti-prejudice poem. You could write in the style of a Haiku, a form of traditional Japanese poetry. It is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of just three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables (or beats). Haiku doesn't rhyme.

Examples:

Prejudice is when
people speak without thinking
and fail to listen.

I think words can hurt
More than hitting or kicking -
Cutting me inside

When you have written a poem you can share it with other young people through this website.

Colour portraits

Aim: To recognise that we all have different coloured skin, and this is one thing that makes us special.
You will need: Paper, paints, paint pots and paintbrushes.
Duration: 45 minutes

Paint a self-portrait. Mix the correct paint colours to match your skin tone and hair colour as closely as you can. Everyone will mix their own special colour because we all have slightly different coloured skin and hair.

Arguments and making up

Aim: To think about ways of ending arguments and making up.
You will need: Large paper and pens (optional).
Duration: 30-45 minutes

Ask the group to close their eyes and think about a time when someone they knew argued with someone else. Ask them to think about how they felt when that person was quarrelling. Sit in a circle and pass the sentence: 'When I saw someone arguing I felt...'

Each person around the group completes the sentence. Where someone repeats something said before (which will happen) they change places with that person.

War Toys Amnesty Pack

Published on Friday October 22 2004
 

This set of materials offers a structured programme for 6 weeks/a half-term. It progresses through a range of activities culminating in a war toys amnesty action with one follow-up session. The action you decide to take depends on you and your group.

Pioneer Peace Pack

This pack includes information and activities for groups of 10 - 12 year olds in the Woodcraft Folk.

You can find the activities by clicking through to the following pages:

Activity 1-  Bullying

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