Recognising and challenging prejudice

To start our PSHE lesson, Year 4 were put into groups of three. Two of the children were asked to whisper to each other so that the third child couldn’t hear what they were saying. They took it in turns to be the person who was excluded by the other two children.

After this, we spoke about how the children felt as that excluded person. The children had lots of different ideas:

► Betrayed
► Curious
► Lonely
► Left out
► Upset
► Self-conscious

To end the discussion we then discussed ways of dealing with this behaviour and strategies we could use to help make it stop. The children suggested telling a trusted adult, holding in your own feelings and asking the person nicely to stop.

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