PSHE KS3: Majid - Give to others

In this short film Majid explains how he used a growth mindset to learn English, and how he 'gives to others’ by translating for his classmates and helping them learn.

Teacher Notes

When you give to others, it helps you to feel good too. Giving helps you to have a sense of purpose and belonging, and being kind can signal the brain to release ‘feel good’ chemicals.

Using the film

This is one of five filmed interviews about wellbeing and developing a growth mindset.

They can be shown in any order and are designed to encourage students to think about their own wellbeing, and how they can learn to build good habits to support their mental health and develop a positive attitude.

Classroom Ideas

  • This short film could be used to start a group discussion about a time that someone did something really kind for them and a time that they did something for someone else. How did it make them feel?

  • Explore the idea of ‘paying it forward’. Does being kind make other people more likely to be kind too?

  • Ask pupils to list different ways in which we can give to others.

  • Write a newspaper article about someone you feel gives to others.

  • Investigate people in history who gave to others, such as Edith Cavel, Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Barnardo.

More Growth mindset case studies:

Dan - Connect with others
Kristana - Be active
Rachel - Take notice
Ethan - Keep learning