Today on some informal lunchtime schools work we went into the local high school to talk to the pupils about "body image" and what promotes and what doesn't promote a positive body image; paying particular attention to the media and the pressures on young people today to achieve the "perfect" body. I was inspired to make a poster of images from celebrity magazines, most of which were known to be photoshopped, and set these images in contrast to the Bible's definition of beauty from 1 Peter 3 - 3:4 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather it should be that of your inner self, the unfailing beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's eyes".
Today was the third in a week of assemblies at Mold Alun High School. The theme of the assemblies is around the scripture from Ecclesiastes 4 Verse 17 which says "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken." The assembly started with an illustration of strength: Wendy told the pupils how she has been working out recently to build her muscles up so she can beat her friends at a tug-of-war and so I was ready at one end of the rope and she at the other.
Today was my second informal lunchtime schools work activity and once again I was given the chance to come up with a plan of what kind of activity we could do. I came up with the idea to do something a bit more in depth than last week and asked the pupils "Why did life begin?" to get them thinking not about how we came into being (creation, big bang, evolution, etc...) but about why life began.
This was my (Kieran's) first week of Internship with Agathos and today was my first informal lunchtime schools work session. Wendy had given me the task of coming up with an idea and after some Googling and thinking I came up with the idea to have an icebreaker game for the new year 7s at the high school to get them talking, making friends and maybe give them a laugh.
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