topic one – one to one
to the teacher
This topic examines what we value in our friendships, the qualities
which create them and help them to last. Each member of a group
of friends has something special to contribute. It is through our
relationships with other people that we achieve our full human stature.
In this topic the building of friendship is likened to the building
of a house.
You will need to give each member of the class an A4 sized sheet
of paper for The House of Friendship activity as
well as a smaller piece for the fun quiz.
Ask the class:
What do we mean by friendship? Do we need friends?
What happens to people who have no friends? Has anyone had that
Help them through these questions and others, to explore the different
kinds of friendships they have experienced or would like to experience.
Quick fun quiz
Give the pupils the small piece of paper on which to write the
numbers 1 - 5. Stress that what you want is their immediate honest
response and not necessarily the ‘right’ answer. Read
out each statement and the choices. Give them time to write down
the letter which most closely represents what they would do in the
circumstances described. You may need to read each statement and
choice a couple of times. Do not give them time to consider in any
1. I like people when
a they are fun to be with
b they always agree with me
c they include me as one of their group
2 I choose as friends people
a with whom I can get my own way
b with whom I can be myself
c whose good opinion I want