Location: St. Williams Primary
Activity Date: 22.09.2023
Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 9:00 AM
Facilitators: Adelaide, Paul, Paul, Sophia
Number of Participants: 120
Male: 58 Female: 62
Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The purpose of the session was to educate the kids on how to gain self-confidence and explaining why it is an important life skill.
What is self-confidence?
-> a feeling of trust in your own abilities and qualities.
How do people gain self confidence?
To feel confident you need to get to know yourself better.
Getting to know what you want and need and being confident about it is a useful life skill in almost every part of your life. Whenever you are in a new situation, for example introducing yourself to people that you don’t know, going to places you have never been before or trying a new activity, for example sports.
Gaining Self-Confidence through:
– positive and enriching experiences
– reassurance from others
– improving your skills in one specific subject, sports or activities for example playing basketball, cooking, taking care of others, being a good friend, drawing pictures and getting good/constructive feedback for it
– recognizing what you are good at
– give yourself a challenge
– be kind to yourself
Activity “Find out your strengths”: (15 min)
Write down what you are good at in the different sectors?
What are you good at at home?
What are you good at at school?
What are you good at when being with friends?
What else are you good at?
Activity: Complimenting Circle (10 min)
Come together in groups of 5-6
The students have to compliment one another in their groups, which means saying at least one positive thing. Something that they like or even admire about that person.
We achieved that the kids got a picture of self-confidence and how they can improve their own self-confidence. The two exercises pushed their self-esteem on an higher level through focusing on their strengths. Being told from others, what they like about them made them smile and start the day with a positive feedback.
In the end of the lesson we asked the kids which topics they want to talk about and they had many ideas for future life skill lessons, which was great because we could feel their motivation to learn and develop through these kind of sessions.