Girls in Action: Making the Invisible Visible. Exploring the ups and downs of home life and to understand what things can contribute to a young person running
away from home
The girls work together to build a â€œhome sweet homeâ€ that is edible.
This can be done in a number of ways depending on the time and resources available:
sweets house â€“ made from pre-made biscuits/cakes
house shaped biscuits
decorate basic biscuits by icing outlines of a house
house made of fruit.
Use oblong shaped sponge cakes stuck together using icing or jam.
Look for a gingerbread house kit in supermarkets or online.
Find a house-shaped biscuit cutter in a kitchenware shop and make biscuits with
Use sweets to decorate your house.
While you are making your house(s), have a discussion about what makes a happy home. Talk about how things that happen at home have a big impact on those young people who run away.
You could ask the girls:
What makes a home happy for you?
What could make someoneâ€™s home an unhappy place?
What do you think people do if their home isnâ€™t a happy place?
How could you contribute to making a happy home?