Alongside our resources for young people directly, we’re keen to support teachers to enable their students to enter the Youth Prize. Delivery Director, Mick Callanan has developed 5 lesson plans and some warm up exercises and quizzes designed to invoke debate, discussion, reading and the formation of a youth prize entry in response to our 2021 theme: A New Direction: Starting Small.
ORWELL YOUTH PRIZE INTRODUCTORY POWERPOINT
- Basic Prize Introduction & Information
AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES & LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS!
AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES & LESSON PLANS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE!
1. Lesson One: Wonder Walk
Share your wonder walks with us! We hope that you get some fun responses to the wonder walk challenge and would be keen for you to send evidence of your class wonder walks back to Orwell HQ where we can share them with other schools on the Orwell Youth Prize Instagram.
2. Lesson Two: Some Thoughts On The Common Toad – Reading!
3. Lesson Three: The Common Toad, Writing!
4. Lesson 4: Food Glorious Food
5. Lesson 5: Problem Busters
WARM UPS, EXTENSIONS & QUIZZES
The following pdf contains links to warm up activities, an Orwell quiz and research and extension activities.
KEY QUESTION: CLASS DISCUSSION & DEBATE
We are asking all young people who enter their work into the Orwell Youth Prize this year to also submit a short answer to the following question:
If you could make one positive change to society that would lead to the biggest increase in your happiness, what would it be and why?
We’d really like to encourage you to debate this question with your students with our 2021 theme in mind, we’re hoping students will think personally, tangibly and locally about this question. Rather than stating the outcome we want the idea, something local could be linked to a global problem. Something small could lead to a big increase in happiness for a lot of people, what would it take to make that happen? And what’s standing in the way?