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PDH - TERM 1

What we have done so far:

05.02.2015
Setting the right mood: Students shared what kind of mood they would like to create at the school. An emphasis was put on understanding the different ways men and women interact and communicate in order to avoid tension and confusion. Issues from before on cliques and groups were raised and discussed. Students agreed to put an effort into creating a family mood of support and safety at the school, and gave a promise to each other that they will work on this. 

12.02.2015
Ice-breaker: say 3 positive things in glorification of the person sitting to your right. 
Discussion: Who is a real friend? What are the qualities of a real friend? If a friend is in trouble or does something inappropriate, how will we deal with that, how will we help this friend? What are some steps we can take in order to help this person? 
How can we appropriately judge whether our judgement of what a "dangerous" or "troublesome" situation of our friend is? 
Students expressed that the first step is talking to the person and understanding them. If then no improvements are seen, then we would go and look for help from other people. 

19.02.2015
Presentation by Urmila dd. 

26.02.2015
Presentation on the Tree of Life, the importance of it in our lives, and how the school's activities aim at facilitating students' wellbeing in the four areas of spiritual, mental, physical, and social wellbeing. There was a discussion of how women are the keepers of culture and responsibilities, and in general the role of men and women. The focus for the girls was to be aware of all the pressure society puts on them in regards to how they need to look, act and dress. Boys contemplated on their future responsibilities as men and protectors of family values. 

12.03.2015
Today's discussion was on the topic of emotional maturity. Students heard about what manipulation is, and how we need to move from the idea of seeing others as our friends or enemies. There was a long discussion on the fact that emotional maturity does not go hand in hand with physical maturity, and that we need to, therefore, invest quality time in reflecting on where we are at in our emotional maturity level and how we can move forward. There was also a long question and answer session where students discussed different scenarios that happened in their life in relation to other people, and looked at ways they could positively manage the situation. 

19.03.2015
Group work and interactive game time with all the students. 

26.03.2015
Combined class. Students explore the role of habits and how they influence our lives. They looked at the difference between physical and mental habits, how habits are formed, and how habits can be changed. The focus was on their sleeping habits, and the impact of unhealthy sleeping patterns was explored and discussed. They analysed their own sleeping habits, share them with a partner and made a plan of how they can better their sleeping habits and patterns. 

02.04.2015
Team work and cleaning up of school and lockers. Kirtan time and end-of-term reflection on how the term went for the students. What went well? What would they like to focus on for the next term? 
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