Helping Hands

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Girls in Action: Making the Invisible Visible. Encouraging the girls to think about ways in which they can help other young people.




Part One:
Ask the girls to work in pairs to identify what skills and qualities they each have that could help other young people. Examples could include: good at listening, helpful, friendly, approachable. Ask the girls to draw around their own hand and write the skills and qualities down inside the hand shape.

You can display the hands in many different ways...

Older girls
Part Two:
Ask the girls to listen to the young person’s story below. Then they should fill another hand outline with helpful advice; this can be written or drawn.
What advice would you give this young person?
“I’m 13 and I live with my mum and step dad. I like my step dad but I don’t get on with my step-brother - he always bosses me about, picks on me and tells me I’m stupid and makes up stuff about me. It’s been going on for a while now and I don’t know what to do. I can’t tell my mum because I don’t want to make trouble for her and I don’t think she will believe me, but I can’t stand it any more. I just need to get away.”
If the girls are struggling to come up with ideas, read out the fact below. Also remind the girls of any national helplines/websites, e.g. ChildLine, Missing People, CEOP


  • creative
  • girls in action
  • Issues
  • Making the Invisible Visible
  • personal
  • problems
  • running away
  • thinking

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