This is an optional element of the Safer Person Project as funding will need to be allocated in order to produce the posters. It is still possible to deliver the session if funding is not available.
The aim of this session is reflect on the previous sessions and create a legacy of the project, by creating a poster to be displayed in the group’s setting, and maybe beyond. We will also evaluate the course.
Supplied (click on link to access):
- Flip chart, A4 and A3 paper
- Marker pens in a wide variety of colours
- Biros enough for one each per young person
- Blu Tack
- Read the entire session plan and familiarise yourself with the activities.
- Print a certificate for each young person, adding their name if you have time.
- Print an evaluation form one per young person.
PROCEDURE – Total: Minimum 90 minutes
Warm up Game – 10 mins
Ask the group to vote for their favourite warm up game from the last five weeks and play it!
The Brief – 5 mins
Remind the group they are going to be creating a poster that gives a clear message to other young people in the school or youth group.
If you are not able to produce a poster tell the group that we are going to look at what the key messages from the course were, and how we might communicate them to other young people.
Communicating Messages – 15 mins
- Ask the group to think about any advertising they have seen that they like. Ask: What makes them stand out for them? Prompt if necessary and record their ideas of flip chart paper:
- Words used
- Colour used
- Graphic design
- Subject material
2. Tell the group we are going to think about “strap lines”, ask the whole group to call out them if they know which product you are giving the ‘strap line’ for:
- Every Little Helps (Tesco)
- They’re Grrrrrreat! (Frosties)
- Lovin it! (McDonalds)
- Because You’re Worth It (L’Oréal)
- Gives You Wings (Red bull)
3. Ask the group why they know the answers. Prompt: They are all short, snappy and memorable.
4. Discuss with the group how what we have discussed relates how they might design their posters OR think about key messages.
Choosing your Theme and Creating your Poster – 45 mins
- Have the titles of each of the four sessions on separate pieces of A4 paper, stuck on the walls around the room:
2. Explain that we are going to create a poster for the school / group. It will be an A3 poster which can contain words and images.
If you are not creating a poster, have a discussion about the key messages from the course, and how these can be communicated to other young people.
3. Ask the group to go and stand next to the title of the session they enjoyed the most.
4. In the groups that have now been formed, ask the young people to discuss the key message they would like to pass on to other young people, through the poster. Encourage them to think about what we discussed in the previous exercise – how can you make your message short, sharp and memorable.
5. Create! Allow the groups 30 minutes to develop their poster ideas and start creating them.
6. Feedback and share, allow time for each group to share what they have come up with.
Evaluation – 10 mins
- Hand out the evaluation document and ask the young people to spend time minutes completing it.
- Hand out the certificates. You can decide how you do this.
Final Farewells – 10 mins (or as long as it takes!) using The Cape of Positivity
- Give each young person a sheet of flip chart and ask them to help each other tape the sheet to their backs with sellotape, so that each young person has a piece of flip chart taped to their back, like a cape.
- Give each young person a biro (to avoid making their clothes) and tell the group that they have to write something positive on each person’s cape. Ask them to think about how they have all worked together and what each person contributed. Or they can just write something generally positive about each young person.
- When everyone has written on all the capes, tell the group to take of their cape and have a read!! Make sure the young people take their cape with them when they leave.