Feeling left out and isolated can make life hard. Students who are bullied often feel isolated from social activities and that they aren’t connecting with others. Knowing that there are places where they belong can improve their mental health and wellbeing.
- Students will be able to recognise places where they feel like they belong.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- identify places in their life where they feel they belong
- recognise the characteristics of a school environment where students feel a sense of belonging.
Instructions 5 min
- Ask the students to think about a place in their life where they feel they belong. Ask the following questions:
- How do you feel when you are in this place?
- What do you like so much about this place?
- Ask the students to work with a partner and discuss the following:
What does a school where all students feel like they belong:
- feel like?
- look like?
- sound like?
This activity helps students to identify a place in the world where they feel like they belong, which can improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Stable relationships with friends, families and partners are really important for teenagers. They can influence their physical health, promote self-esteem and a sense of belonging, and help in the development of problem-solving and social skills.
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