Red Balloon - Red Balloon of the Air
Perfectly Serene, Harmonious Experience
Or so we hope for the launch of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) group sessions at Red Balloon of the Air. Elements of PSHE permeate many of the existing online academic subject lessons that Red Balloon of the Air deliver. However, the initiation of a PSHE group is new to the project, and Tuesday 1st May saw their inaugural lesson.
‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony’ said Gandhi. Bringing their thoughts and voices (in the form of type-chat), five students discussed this topic of happiness, including what they do in their daily lives to promote it.
Perhaps the Pursuit of Stupendous Happiness Escapes us all at times, but the students enthusiastically lobbed their contributions into a cauldron of ideas and whilst the group didn’t conjure a magic ‘joy’ potion, they did draw on their personal experiences and support each others’ responses impressively. The students were also provided with some personal space in the form of an online journal for reflections and thoughts following the session, with this being a place that students can return to in their own time to diarise whenever desired.
The upbeat theme continues in the group’s next fortnightly session where they will explore ‘Happiness and other people’. We hope the same energetic approach will be seen to ensure Positive Solutions, However Eccentric!
-- Posted by Red Balloon - Red Balloon of the Air on 14th May 2012 --