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The programmes all feature specific locations in Northern Ireland and they also provide scope for work on a variety of themes e.g. the environment, where people live, what people do. The aim is to provide material which is relevant to pupils' experiences and which is illustrative of life in Northern Ireland.
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Programme 4 - Groups
Friday 9 February 2001

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TI 1173

This episode is now part of our archive. This programme is still available to schools to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at the SELB. Please quote the SELB programme code in your correspondence. See our ordering page for more information.

In this programme Christine Bleakley visits Tollymore Mountain Centre with children from a local school to find out about how people behave in groups. The programme also features a story about a girl who invites a group of prospective friends to her house for a sleepover.
Key Issues
This programme sets out to explore the nature of groups and what it means to be part of a group. Pupils are encouraged to think about how groups work (group dynamics), the potential power a group may have, and the feelings which are associated with being part of, or being left out of a group.
Before the Programme

  • Discuss the meaning of the following keywords:
    Gangs, Leader, Left Out, Power, Negative, Positive, Being In, Groups, Belonging, Rejection, Community, Consequences Of Action, Feeling Under Pressure, Co-Operation, Acceptance, Influence, Trust.

After the Programme

  • Complete the activities and games in Worksheet 1.
  • Follow up on the topics using 'More to Explore' in Worksheet 1.

Further Resources
Tollymore Mountain Centre
Information about activity courses offered at Tollymore Mountain Centre.
Tel: Newcastle (028) 4372 2158

Hotrock Climbing Wall
Details of opening hours and admission charges for the Tollymore Mountain Centre Climbing Wall.
Tel: Newcastle (028) 4372 5354

Everest News
Information, facts and figures about Mount Everest and climbing expeditions.

The Guide Association
Official site of the Guide Association - Province of Ulster
Tel: Belfast (028) 9042 5212

The Scout Association
Official site of the Scout Association in Northern Ireland.
Tel: Belfast (028) 9049 2829

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The worksheets for this resource are in PDF format. Click on the links below to view the worksheets:
  • Worksheet 1 - Preview, Activities, Games and 'More to Explore'

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