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Name: Sheena Sodha Centre Name: Aylesbury High School Centre Number: 52105 Date work completed: 1. Planning For my Citizenship Activity, I formed a dedicated team with 6 other girls of Year 10, to volunteer at Turnfurlong School and work with the aim of bringing a flavour of Kenya and Kenyan life to Year One students at Turnfurlong School. Of course the main aim of our activity was to bring Kenya to life for the Year 1s of Turnfurlong School. We aimed to create a day where the children got a real taste of what Kenya and Africa in general is really like, through visual aid, games, crafts, music and many other activities. Our aim was to start them off on becoming globally aware about situation of the rest to the world, as were told by a teacher (who was guiding us through the activity) that children in year One are quite unaware of places other than the country that they are living in. Another aim for the activity was to work as part of a team and learn how to co-operate with each other and the children of Turnfurlong and create a successful day. The general aim of the activity was to became better citizens and by giving out knowledge to other people, as well as practise global citizenship by bringing awareness of the rest of the world to our fellow citizens in year 1 of Turnfurlong. Our activity is to do with Topic 1 of the Citizenship course: School, Work and the Local Community, as we are going to teach school children. ...read more.


From our research (see 'Resource List') we were told that we should be very gentle with children that we were meeting for the first time, and not ask them too many questions, and so we only asked each child their name and asked them to write it down on the name cards. * We used colourful card to make the name cards, and we stuck a picture of an animal on the name card because our research (see Reference List) into child behaviour in year 1 showed us that children would respond more to colourful cards and charts, and ones that were more 'fun'. * We then taught the children how to say the words and phrases in Swahili. Our research (see Reference List) showed us that we needed to be patient with the children and we should help them learn by using 'fun' visuals. So we made posters with the words that we were going to teach the children, and we also made sure that we repeated each phrase a couple of times, until the children had learnt them. Then we played a guessing game where the children would guess the Swahili names of some English words, as this would make the activity more interesting and exciting. * We spent the majority of our time with each group teaching them how to make animal masks. We had decided previously that we would teach them how to make the masks out of paper plates, as this would eliminate the task of them having to use scissors, as our research told us that these would be dangerous for them to use (see Reference List). ...read more.


to see how the activities would flow, and also to give us a feel of how we would carry out the activities precisely. Evaluation of Activity By the end of the day, although our group was tired of having carried out the same activities again and again, to 7 different groups of children, we were very pleased satisfied with what we had done, as the smile on each child's face as the walked out of the classroom clutching his/her animal mask, was a very hear-fulfilling gesture. I think we made a good impact on the children's minds about the lives that people in other parts of the world lead. And we made the children better Global as well as local citizens by bringing awareness of the situation of other parts of the world. I think we improved as Citizens as well, through learning to work in a group and as part of a team. We also learnt how to work with different people (children), and we also learnt about the lives that young children live, and the situations that they face. Through this, we learnt how to be considerate of them, especially in terms of bullying and peer pressure. Another time, I would try and perhaps do something with the children that involved singing or dancing, as we learnt that they get quite bored with just sitting and doing a particular activity for more than 15 minutes. And they need sessions in between the activities where they can refresh their minds, and stretch their muscles. Word Count: 1966 words Citizenship Coursework 11A 1 ...read more.

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