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Crumlin Integrated Primary School, Crumlin, Co. Antrim

PDMU - Friendships

24th May 2021

Over the last few weeks, the children have been exploring the concept of 'Friendships' during PDMU lessons. This topic has included discussing the importance of trust and co-operation within our friendships. This afternoon, the children took part in an exercise involving each child having a coloured dot placed on their forehead; they did not know the colour of their dot. The aim of the exercise was for the children to get into groups according to the colour of their dot. Sounds pretty straightforward; however, the children were not permitted to speak! The children were required to devise strategies to help their friends in complete silence. Astonishingly it only took the children two minutes to get into their correct groups! At the end of the exercise, the class discussed why they completed the task successfully; they concluded that trust and co-operation were the two key elements to success. The children believe that they could complete the exercise quickly and successfully by trusting each other and working together as a team.