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Title: LET

  • Celebrating Young Peoples Achievements
  • Winter 2010

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  • INTRODUCTION What the packs all about
  • CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 1 Make a rainstorm
    and get on the listening train
  • CELEBRATE BREAKING THE ICE 2 Get in the colour
    Jacuzzi and then try some squiggle art
  • WHATS IN A DOODLE Well, what do you make of
  • CELEBRATE MUSIC Ideas to celebrate music in all
    its forms
  • CELEBRATE MUSIC QUIZ Top Ten quiz how many do
    you know?
  • CELEBRATE ARTS Celebrate with Mehdi
  • MY HENNA TATTOO Design your own henna tattoo
  • CELEBRATE SPORTS Celebrate by designing
    something new!
    great British Olympians?
  • CELEBRATE HEROES Thinking about people that
    inspire us
  • MY PERSONAL HEROES Describing your personal
  • CELEBRATE HEROES GAMES Some fun celebrity
  • CELEBRATE DIVERSITY Were all different and all
  • CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS Why not create a whole
    new one?
  • THINKING ABOUT GIFTS What to give and how to
    give it
  • CELEBRATE PARTICIPATION Thinking about all the
    fun stuff we do
  • THE TREE Draw on the leaves and celebrate!
  • CELEBRATE FUN Ideas, resources and links to
    let the fun continue!

  • 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 2001. Young people can also
    gain recognition and accreditation through the
    Duke of Edinburghs 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 peoples
    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
  • 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
  • Rain is a game that originated in the American
    Northwest amongst the Native Americans
  • Ask the group to think about a storm whats the
    first noise you hear? Elicit the answer the
    wind and ask young people how theyll 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 theyre doing, encourage
    members of the group to call out instructions
    (try and keep them logical!)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • When everyone is finished compare and discuss
    your art! To see what other people came up with,
    visit http//www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/galle
    ry/2010/sep/19/quentin-blake for the results of a
    competition based on the shape

Whats 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 Britains
    Got Talent contest. If you dont 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 peoples heritage
    through music
  • Discuss young peoples 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 http//www.musiceducationworld.co
    m/?qmusicposters for inspiration.
  • Theres also a Fantasy Music Festival activity
    in the Summer Programme Resources Starter Pack
  • www.kent.gov.uk/curriculumpacks 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. 10 What was the name of the 1981 hit single for Queen David Bowie?
No. 9 Which 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. 8 This Abba song spent 6 weeks at number one in 1976 and is guaranteed to fill the dance floor!
No. 7 Which British band had a hit in the UK and the USA in 1964 with House of the Rising Sun?
No. 6 Procul Harum had a huge hit in 1967 with this song the initials are W.S.O.P
No. 5 George Harrisons first solo single went straight to number one what was it called?
No. 4 Who were the American singing duo whose biggest hit was Bridge Over Troubled Waters?
No. 3 This Beatles 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 youve seen or create something
    unique! If youve 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 http//www.mehndistyles.com/
    or you could watch a video of a henna tattoo
    being created here www.youtube.com/watch?vTH5v5L1
  • If you want to take this one stage further and
    create your designs as real henna tattoos, you
    can find full instructions here
  • 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
  • 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
  • When each pair/group has chosen 3 elements, ask
    them to use those elements to create a totally
    new game theyll need to think about rules and
    regulations, equipment, playing surface. Then ask
    each pair/group to present their new sport to the
  • 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

Celebrate Sports Picture Quiz
In 2012, the worlds greatest celebration of
sport will take place in London. Who are these
Great British Olympians, and what sport are they
famous for?
Celebrate Heroes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 dont know, do we treat
    heroes and role models in the same way?
  • 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? Whats your best memory of this person?
What do they look like? How do you know
them? Whats your best memory of this person
What do they look like? How do you know
them? Whats 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 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
    persons 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!
  • 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
    persons identity that get progressively easier
    e.g. David Beckham 1. Made his first team debut
    aged 17 2. 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
  • Start this session by establishing some ground
    rules around respect try adapting these
  • http//www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk/9-democracy/for
  • Have a group discussion about young peoples
    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
    http//translate.google.com/ 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.
  • 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 others 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
  • 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
  • Name
  • Purpose of the holiday
  • Background
  • Dates
  • Decorations colours
  • Symbols
  • Food
  • Ask everyone to design a greetings card for the
    holiday based on information youve just
  • As an extension activity, put young people into
    pairs and ask them to design a brochure
    describing the new holiday

Thinking About Gifts
  • Ask the group to think about the following
  • 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?
  • Whats 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 didnt like? Is that simply
  • Is it better to buy locally or from a big chain
  • 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
  • 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 youre 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

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Celebrate Fun!
  • For plenty of ideas for ice breakers, team
    building activities and other fun stuff try the
    following links
  • 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
  • If youd like a copy of the following packs in
    pdf format please email suze.youde_at_kent.gov.uk
    (the packs are also available as Word documents
    that you can edit)
  • Youth Work Resources http//www.youthworker.org.uk
    / games, group ideas, discussion starters and
  • CPYN http//www.cypnow.co.uk/BigIssues/Details/679
    77/youth-work-resources/ Excellent CPYN resource
  • TES (free registration required)
    Calendar linked resources for teachers which are
    easily adaptable to youth work

Celebrate Achievements
  • The following are some suggestions for ways to
    accredit young peoples achievements
  • Youth Achievement Awards http//www.ukyouth.org/On
    NTNoModifyGuest 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
  • The Duke of Edinburghs Award http//www.dofe.org/
    visit the website for more details on taking the
    Bronze, Silver or Gold Award or contact Norry
    Barber norry.barber_at_kent.gov.uk 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
    persons informal learning
  • G-Nation Awards http//www.g-nation.co.uk/
    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 2011-12 so visit
    the website for more news
  • Diana Awards http//diana-award.org.uk/nominate/in
    dex.aspx the 3 awards on offer celebrate and
    reward young people 12-18 for making a difference
    to their community and tackling bullying
  • The Epic Awards http//epicawards.co.uk/
    celebrating achievement in the voluntary and
    amateur arts and crafts. The 4 categories are
    Engagement, Partnerships, Innovation and

Celebrate Achievements
  • The Arts Award http//www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?i
    d64 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 gold
  • Young Achievers Awards http//youngachieversawards
    .org/ celebrating inspirational young achievers
    and volunteers in Arts, Community, Environment
  • Sport Leaders uk http//www.sportsleaders.org/
    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 others
  • Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership
    ership.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.
  • Try Angle Awards http//www.tryangleawards.co.uk/
    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 2002

Quiz Answers
  • 10. Under Pressure Top row (left to right)
    Jonathan Edwards (triple jump),
  • 9. Good Vibrations Dame Tanni Grey Thompson
    (wheelchair racer), Sally
  • 8. Dancing Queen Gunnell (400 metre hurdles),
    Seb Coe (800 1500
  • 7. The Animals metres)
  • 6. Whiter Shade of Pale Middle row (left to
    right) Dame Kelly Holmes (800
  • 5. My Sweet Lord 1500 metre), Sir Chris Hoy
    (track cyclist), Daley
  • 4. Simon Garfunkel Thompson (Decathlon),
    Linford Christie (100 metres),
  • 3. Hey Jude Fatima Whitbread (Javelin)
  • 2. John Lennon Bottom row (left to right)
    Victoria Pendleton (track
  • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody cyclist), Sir Steve
    Redgrave (rower), Rebecca
  • Adlington (swimmer)
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