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LET’S CELEBRATE Celebrating Young People’s Achievements Winter 2010
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Index INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTIONWhat the pack’s all about CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 1CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 1Make a rainstorm and get on the listening train CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 2CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 2Get in the colour Jacuzzi and then try some squiggle art WHAT’S IN A DOODLEWHAT’S IN A DOODLEWell, what do you make of it? CELEBRATE MUSICCELEBRATE MUSICIdeas to celebrate music in all its forms CELEBRATE MUSIC QUIZCELEBRATE MUSIC QUIZTop Ten quiz – how many do you know? CELEBRATE ARTSCELEBRATE ARTSCelebrate with Mehdi MY HENNA TATTOOMY HENNA TATTOODesign your own henna tattoo CELEBRATE SPORTSCELEBRATE SPORTSCelebrate by designing something new! CELEBRATE SPORTS PICTURE QUIZCELEBRATE SPORTS PICTURE QUIZDo you know our great British Olympians? CELEBRATE HEROESCELEBRATE HEROESThinking about people that inspire us MY PERSONAL HEROESMY PERSONAL HEROESDescribing your personal heroes CELEBRATE HEROES – GAMESCELEBRATE HEROES – GAMESSome fun celebrity games CELEBRATE DIVERSITYCELEBRATE DIVERSITYWe’re all different and all equal CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYSCELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYSWhy not create a whole new one? THINKING ABOUT GIFTSTHINKING ABOUT GIFTSWhat to give and how to give it CELEBRATE PARTICIPATIONCELEBRATE PARTICIPATIONThinking about all the fun stuff we do THE TREETHE TREEDraw on the leaves and celebrate! CELEBRATE FUNCELEBRATE FUNIdeas, resources and links to let the fun continue! CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS ONE CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS ONE & TWOAwards to celebrate the achievements of young peopleTWO QUIZ ANSWERSQUIZ ANSWERSDid you know without looking?
Introduction Nigel Mansell, President of UK Youth recently stated “if we celebrate youth, their achievements and their contribution to our communities we will all be the richer”. Initiatives like ‘Aiming High for Young People: a ten year strategy for positive activities’ (2007) acknowledge that today's young people are faced with the challenge of growing up in a culture that has widespread negative perceptions about them and are committed to do more to rebalance the public narrative by celebrating young people's achievements. In Kent, the Try Angle Awards were established to “recognise the efforts and achievements of young people” and has been successfully recognising and celebrating the achievements of young people across Kent since Young people can also gain recognition and accreditation through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Youth Achievement Award both of which lead to accredited outcomes. The purpose of this pack is to provide some fun activities to celebrate young people’s achievements in a range of activities and to signpost towards nationally recognised awards that provide certification for those achievements. Focusing on areas like music, art & sport, the pack can also be used towards delivering a 15 hour Youth Achievement Award Challenge. You may also like to look at past curriculum packs for ideas – these can now be found at Each chapter in the curriculum document also has case studies, links and resources that can be adapted to delivering youth work that celebrates the achievements of the young people you are working with.
Celebrate Breaking the Ice RAINSTORM Rain is a game that originated in the American Northwest amongst the Native Americans Ask the group to think about a storm – what’s the first noise you hear? Elicit the answer ‘the wind’ and ask young people how they’ll make the wind sound: they could use voices, rubbing hands together or making circles with their hands on a floor or table top Next comes gentle rain – demonstrate how to make the noise by gently drumming with your fingertips, then build up the sound until you are drumming on the floor/table with the palms of your hands. Then make the sounds of the rainstorm passing over by reversing the sounds. You can mix things up by adding showers, stronger gusts of wind between bursts of rain – simply call out instructions for the group to follow. Once everyone knows what they’re doing, encourage members of the group to call out instructions (try and keep them logical!) LISTENING TRAIN Divide the group into 2 teams and ask them to sit in 2 lines – the last person in line should be good at drawing! Now show the first person in each line a fairly simple picture. The first person must then whisper a description to the next person and so on down the line to the last person in line The last person in line now has to draw what has been described to them – whoever is closest to the actual picture wins the point
Celebrate Breaking the Ice COLOUR JACUZZI Get 4 different coloured sheets of paper, or use 4 pens in the relevant colours. Present the 4 colours thus: blue = royal colour ‘what would you do to improve your community/centre if you were ruler for the day?’, green = money ‘what would you do for money?’, colour, red = turn off colour ‘what is the biggest turn off in your area/centre?’, orange = motivation colour ‘what motivates you and helps you to be creative?’ Now either brainstorm each different colour with the group or ask young people to move from sheet to sheet and write down one thing to answer the colour questions Colour Jacuzzi is adaptable to any issue you may be discussing with young people FLEXIBLE THINKING – SQUIGGLE ART Draw a squiggle on a piece of flip chart paper and ask the group what they can see in it – encourage young people to look at it from different perspectives. Then ask for a volunteer to come up and draw their ideas directly onto the paper (they must incorporate all the squiggle). Repeat the process a couple of times. Hand out the doodle sheets and encourage everyone to find a picture in the shape – they must use all of the shape but they can turn the sheet whichever way they like in order to create their picture. When everyone is finished compare and discuss your art! To see what other people came up with, visit for the results of a competition based on the shape
What’s in a Doodle?
Celebrate Music You may already have bands that practice at your centre or who use your project. You may have regular band nights. Why not go one step further and organise a music festival? You can celebrate the talent of young people and raise money (for a charity or your project) at the same time – you could run a battle of the bands or a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ contest. If you don’t have enough bands, then encourage individual talents to compete in an ‘X Factor’ style contest using ‘Sing Star’ or similar karaoke software. You could also choose to celebrate diversity and music by exploring young people’s heritage through music: Discuss young people’s cultural heritage – what music did they grow up listening to? Have their parents’ musical tastes influenced them? Make a note of musical tastes/artists on flip chart paper Search for relevant videos on YouTube and ask young people to share the music they have on MP3 players/phones – ask individual young people/small groups to put together a short playlist (max 3 songs) that reflects their musical tastes and heritage. Then ask each young person/group to present their playlist with a bit of background information on why they chose their songs and what they represent. You could ask young people to construct a playlist that includes: ‘the song that represents me’, ‘the song that represents my hopes and dreams’ and ‘the song that represents where I come from’ (or design your own categories with young people!) If you want to encourage young people to publicise their event, take a look at the classic music posters on for inspiration. There’s also a ‘Fantasy Music Festival’ activity in the Summer Programme Resources Starter Pack then click on the link to 2010 Curriculum Packs
Celebrate Music Quiz To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time – this quiz is based on the top 10, and counts down chart positions from No. 10 to No. 1 No. 10What was the name of the 1981 hit single for Queen & David Bowie? No. 9Which Beach Boys single starts with the lyrics: "I, I love the colourful clothes she wears. And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair” No. 8This Abba song spent 6 weeks at number one in 1976 and is guaranteed to fill the dance floor! No. 7Which British band had a hit in the UK and the USA in 1964 with ‘House of the Rising Sun’? No. 6Procul Harum had a huge hit in 1967 with this song – the initials are W.S.O.P No. 5George Harrison’s first solo single went straight to number one – what was it called? No. 4Who were the American singing duo whose biggest hit was ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’? No. 3This Beatle’s single was the first to be released on their own Apple label and is one of the longest number 1s ever No. 2‘Imagine’ was written by which ex-Beatle? No. 1“Is this the real life – is this just fantasy” is the first line of which song?
Celebrate Arts Celebrate with Henna Hands! Trace around your hands on flip chart/wallpaper lining paper (great for one big display) or use the template below Trace your own henna tattoo design onto the outline – make it as elaborate or simple, as personal or as abstract as you like. You could copy a design you’ve seen or create something unique! If you’ve been thinking about getting a real tattoo why not see what the design would look like in henna first? For more ideas for henna tattoos visit or you could watch a video of a henna tattoo being created here If you want to take this one stage further and create your designs as real henna tattoos, you can find full instructions here tattoos.htmlhttp://www.howtodothings.com/fashion-and-personal-care/a3084-how-to-make-henna- tattoos.html DID YOU KNOW? The Ancient Egyptians decorated mummies with henna and the custom soon spread through Africa, India and the Arab world Henna is known as Mendhi in India and is used for Hindu weddings and during the festivals of Diwali, Bhaidooj, Teej and Eid Henna tattoos are common around the world when people celebrate events such as Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
My Henna Tattoo
Celebrate Sports CREATE A SPORT OR GAME Start a group discussion about favourite sports. Use the following chart to start looking at the elements of each one (one example has been completed for you): Aim for 10 different examples of each element Now divide the group into pairs/smaller groups depending on numbers and give each pair/group a pair of dice Ask pairs/groups to roll the dice 3 times and to circle the corresponding element in each column (if they roll 11 or 12 then they need to roll again) When each pair/group has chosen 3 elements, ask them to use those elements to create a totally new game – they’ll need to think about rules and regulations, equipment, playing surface. Then ask each pair/group to present their new sport to the group EXTENSION ACTIVITY: Try to repurpose the sport by making it non competitive, individual instead of a team sport EXTENSION ACTIVITY: You could use the same system to create a new board game GOALEQUIPMENTSCORING 1TRYRUGBY BALL5 POINTS
Celebrate Sports Picture Quiz In 2012, the world’s greatest celebration of sport will take place in London. Who are these Great British Olympians, and what sport are they famous for?
Celebrate Heroes HEROES & ROLE MODELS Ask everyone in the group to brainstorm a list of well known heroes – celebrities, sportsmen etc. Now make another list of heroes that are personal to the young people e.g. ‘my brother’, ‘my old teacher’ Now brainstorm a list of ‘things we admire’ about the celebrities and ‘things we admire’ about our personal heroes – are there any differences between the two lists? And what qualities are the same? Ask each young person to think of the people who have most influenced them in their lives, then ask them to pick their top 3 heroes and complete the activity sheet Now ask young people who would like to share to talk about their heroes to the rest of the group, then use this as a basis for discussing what makes a hero and a role model and is there a difference between the two e.g. are heroes more likely to be people we don’t know, do we treat heroes and role models in the same way? SUPER HEROES You could also draw a super hero cape on flip chart paper and ask young people to complete the cape with all the qualities their super hero needs – try and use graphics and imagery from super hero comics – or hand out the activity sheet below
My Personal Heroes What do they look like? How do you know them? What’s your best memory of this person? What do they look like? How do you know them? What’s your best memory of this person? What do they look like? How do you know them? What’s your best memory of this person
My Superhero Complete the superhero by drawing in his cape and costume and adding the qualities he needs
Celebrate Heroes - Games THE HEADBAND GAME: The aim of the game is to identify what celebrity you are by asking questions that can be answered yes or no e.g. Am I male? Did I write books? Am I a sportsperson? Take strips of card and write the names of celebrities on them, then staple/tape the ends together into a band and place one on each young person’s head. You can either play the game with one person at a time asking questions or give everyone in the group a headband and ask them to move around the room asking each other questions for a pre-defined amount of time then try and guess their identity at the end of it. No looking in mirrors! CELEBRITY CLUES Give each young person the name of a celebrity written on a piece of paper then give the whole group 5 minutes to think of 3 clues to that person’s identity that get progressively easier e.g. David Beckham 1. Made his first team debut aged He has 3 sons 3. He plays in America Now ask each young person to present their clues to the rest of the group – after each clue pause to allow time for guesses. If anyone guesses after the first clue they score 3 points, after the second 2 points and after the third 1 point When everyone has had a turn, add up the scores and give a small prize to the winner!
Celebrate Diversity UNITE & CELEBRATE! Start this session by establishing some ground rules around respect – try adapting these Have a group discussion about young people’s heritage – do they have relatives in different countries? Do they have family members from different cultures? Reinforce the idea that we are all different and all equal Start brainstorming how the group can celebrate diversity by uniting to celebrate different cultures. Some ideas might be using video to record young people talking about their backgrounds, performing music or dance; cooking recipes from different cultures and having an international food night; playing games from different cultures; create an art display around the celebrities of different cultures; map different countries and find out about different time zones etc. Make sure that everyone will be included in some way – either performing, directing or researching Work together to find out how to say ‘Celebrate’ ‘Unite’ and ‘Welcome’ in different languages – Google Translate is a good starting point then either write large signs or print out (try and use some interesting fonts). You could also use this as the basis for a welcome video as part of a larger celebration event.http://translate.google.com/ AIMS: to encourage young people to respect each other, to respect and celebrate diversity and to work together to research, explore and celebrate that diversity OUTCOMES: young people will learn something about each other’s backgrounds and different cultures, young people will work together to celebrate diversity, young people will research and explore as individuals and work together as teams
Celebrate the Holidays CREATE A HOLIDAY Start a group discussion about winter holidays – most people celebrate Christmas but what other holidays happen at about this time? What are the customs and celebrations? Now imagine that you could bring everyone together to celebrate one holiday – what would your new holiday be like? What would you celebrate – gender? Culture? Age? Brainstorm ideas on flip chart paper thinking about: –Name –Purpose of the holiday –Background –Dates –Decorations & colours –Symbols –Food Ask everyone to design a greetings card for the holiday based on information you’ve just brainstormed As an extension activity, put young people into pairs and ask them to design a brochure describing the new holiday
Thinking About Gifts MAKING HOLIDAY GIFTS Ask the group to think about the following questions: –Who do you want to give a gift to? –What hobbies & interests do they have? –What do they do in their free time? –Do they work? –What’s their favourite subject at school? –What do their friends enjoy? –What do they talk about? –What places do they like to visit? –What do you talk about with them? Now brainstorm a gift list for the following: parents, brothers/sisters, friends, teachers/youth workers, aunts/uncles, grandparents, cousins, work colleagues How many of those gifts could you make yourself? Is it ok to give someone a gift that was given to you but you didn’t like? Is that simply recycling? Is it better to buy locally or from a big chain shop? Is it better to buy from a shop or online? EXTENSION ACTIVITY: organise a gift making workshop and/or an unwanted gift exchange
Celebrate Participation THE PARTICIPATION TREE Each leaf celebrates a participation opportunity – the tree represents what helped young people get involved You can choose to deliver this activity as an individual one, using the sheet below or as a group activity Begin with a group discussion – what activities do young people participate in? Are they members of a senior members group or a body like KYCC? How did they get the opportunity to participate in those activities? If you’re doing the activity as individuals then hand round the sheets and ask young people to draw leaves on the branches and then write the activities they participate in on each leaf, and the person/centre/school etc that helped them to get involved on the branches. If this is a group activity, you could build the trunk and branches of the tree out of the cardboard tubes from toilet/kitchen rolls covered in papier mache and then attach leaves cut out of paper. Write the same information on the trunk and branches and on the leaves The tree can be used for a variety of uses: –As a planning tool: each leaf represents an idea that young people would like to do –As an evaluation tool: each leaf contains a thought about the activity –As a celebration tool: each leaf contains a message of congratulations on the successful completion of a project
Celebrate Fun! For plenty of ideas for ice breakers, team building activities and other fun stuff try the following links: CURRICULUM PACKS: Full of ice breakers, session plans, activities, quizzes, resources & links plus much more! All the curriculum packs are available from Enjoy & Achieve Summer Pack 1 Summer Pack 2 PDF DOCUMENTS If you’d like a copy of the following packs in pdf format please (the packs are also available as Word documents that you can ACTIVITY SHEETS QUIZZES SESSION IDEAS WEBSITES Youth Work Resources games, group ideas, discussion starters and morehttp://www.youthworker.org.uk/ CPYN Excellent CPYN resource packshttp://www.cypnow.co.uk/BigIssues/Details/67977/youth-work-resources/ TES (free registration required) Calendar linked resources for teachers which are easily adaptable to youth workhttp://www.tes.co.uk/resourceshome.aspx?navcode=70
Celebrate Achievements The following are some suggestions for ways to accredit young people’s achievements: Youth Achievement Awards C86ECC1-5E84-4CFC-B A79668A5AB}&NRORIGINALURL=/whatwedo/Programmes/YAA&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest you can download information packs for the Award and the Challenge from the website. One YAA challenge (15 hours) counts as an accredited outcome for a young person and just about any skill or activity can be accredited. For more information please contact Liz Heaney C86ECC1-5E84-4CFC-B884- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award visit the website for more details on taking the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award or contact Norry Barber for more information. The Award is made up of 4 sections – volunteering, physical, skills, expedition – so there is scope to accredit all of a young person’s informal G-Nation Awards G-Nation Awards support and recognise UK teenagers who get involved in charity, community, social enterprise and campaigning action! The Award is looking for funding for so visit the website for more newshttp://www.g-nation.co.uk/ Diana Awards the 3 awards on offer celebrate and reward young people for making a difference to their community and tackling bullyinghttp://diana-award.org.uk/nominate/index.aspx The Epic Awards celebrating achievement in the voluntary and amateur arts and crafts. The 4 categories are Engagement, Partnerships, Innovation and Creativity.http://epicawards.co.uk/
Celebrate Achievements The Arts Award Arts Award aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills. Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, Arts Award can be achieved at bronze, silver or goldhttp://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64 Young Achievers Awards celebrating inspirational young achievers and volunteers in Arts, Community, Environment & Sporthttp://youngachieversawards.org/ Sport Leaders UK Sports Leaders UK provides nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications that help people develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with othershttp://www.sportsleaders.org/ Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership qualifications/level-1-award-in-dance-leadership.aspx The Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful candidates to lead small groups in simple dance activities, whilst under the direct supervision of their tutor.http://www.sportsleaders.org/our-awardsqualifications/our- qualifications/level-1-award-in-dance-leadership.aspx Try Angle Awards The Try Angle Awards were established in 1995 in the Thanet Area of Kent to raise the profile of and “recognise the efforts and achievements of young people in the area". The Award has extended county and country wide since 2002http://www.tryangleawards.co.uk/
Quiz Answers MUSIC QUIZGREAT BRITISH OLYMPIANS 10. Under PressureTop row (left to right): Jonathan Edwards (triple jump), 9. Good VibrationsDame Tanni Grey Thompson (wheelchair racer), Sally 8. Dancing QueenGunnell (400 metre hurdles), Seb Coe (800 & The Animalsmetres) 6. Whiter Shade of PaleMiddle row (left to right): Dame Kelly Holmes (800 & 5. My Sweet Lord1500 metre), Sir Chris Hoy (track cyclist), Daley 4. Simon & GarfunkelThompson (Decathlon), Linford Christie (100 metres), 3. Hey JudeFatima Whitbread (Javelin) 2. John LennonBottom row (left to right): Victoria Pendleton (track 1. Bohemian Rhapsodycyclist), Sir Steve Redgrave (rower), Rebecca Adlington (swimmer)