Blueprint (Sixth Form SMSC)

The Blueprint - Plans for Life series is a collection of workshops to help sixth form students prepare for leaving school. Through reflecting on how uniquely wonderful each of us is, the lessons aim to build up an arsenal of ideas and tools to help students deal with life. They also give room to explore whether there is evidence of God’s plan for our lives and to discover some of the intentionality of our existence - whether through our personality in Simpsons Identity; our wonderful gender diversity in Spaghetti and Waffles; the ways we communicate love in Love Languages; or through our values in the Ethical Shopping session.

Here is a summary of the Blueprint sessions.

ETHICAL SHOPPING

Students use the Good Shopping Guide to explore the ethics of major companies and consider how that may impact their own shopping habits.

LOVE LANGUAGES

After learning about the 5 major ways in which we communicate love, students reflect on their own ways of expressing love within their friendship groups, families and romantic relationships.

SIMPSONS IDENTITY (MYERS BRIGGS)

Students are guided through an interactive session designed to develop greater self-awareness. They explore the many personality type indicators and find out which Simpsons character they best resemble.

SPAGHETTI AND WAFFLES

A peer education session in which students discuss the ideas in the book Men Are Like Waffles — Women Are Like Spaghetti (Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel) and think about the distinctive qualities of our brains.

EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL

Through watching excerpts of a presentation by Rob Bell, students engage in a series of discussions, group drawings and activities exploring a form of the teleological argument; a novel about experiences we find hard to explain called Flatland (Edwin A. Abbott); personal identity and our relationship with the transcendent. Ideally this is delivered as a three week programme, but each week works as a stand alone lesson.