Friday, June 30, 2006

Stuck on you - talk ideas based on video clips

Watched Stuck on you a couple of weeks ago.  It's about two men who were born physically connected together or "conjoined".   It's themes include: prejudice, ambition, dreams, team work, self esteem, body image.  Here are some bits that might be used as video clips:
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Youth Specialities - free movie resources

Check out the free movie-based talks on youth specialities:


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Some more videos for download



Saturday, June 24, 2006

Video clip for start of service???

Checkout A New Kind of service Opener - some video intro's to start the service with.  Could be a good idea...the video preview was here


Revenge talk idea...

From this weeks news,,2-2006280282,2.html
A BITTER blonde infected with the Aids virus went on a vengeful mission to spread the disease. Sarah Jane Porter, 43, was made HIV positive by a black lover — and set out to pass it to other Afro-Caribbean men.   She is thought to have had unprotected sex with DOZENS.   The single mum, of Kennington, South London, was yesterday jailed for infecting one ex — and branded “pure evil”.   A former lover of Porter told last night how she set out on a callous “payback mission”.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Parent Line Plus

If you haven't already come across this site, check out
They offer advice to parents on a wide range of issues and have a free phone number of parents to call...


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Talk on the subject of Labels

The other week we did a talk on labels - the stereotypes etc. that we give people.  I've uploaded the talk here.  Note I found the pictures by trawling the internet....
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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Movie connections quiz

I've just uploaded one of the quiz sheets I've prepared for today's session.  You can find it here.  The idea is that the films / actors / actresses are connected together via different movies.
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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Back from USA

I've just got back from a 10 day business trip to New York and Houston Texas - hence the lack of posts.  I hope to get back on top of it all this week.  One site I did come across was   If you like the quizzes and stuff on my site, you'll find some similar stuff on there

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Magazine monitor

Some interesting info from the magazine monitor...


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Children spend two-and-a-half months on average each year staring at screens



Monday, June 05, 2006


It's old new's, but I heard this statistic: The World Health Organization’s “World report on violence and health” states that one person commits suicide about every 40 seconds, one is murdered every 60 seconds and one dies in armed conflict every 100 seconds.". See

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June FOCUS survey results...

Here are the list of topics we're going to try to look at this term in order of preference:

Friday, June 02, 2006

happiness formula

Just notices this article on the bbc website: is there a happiness formula?  Maybe you could use it as a discussion starter....


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Youth weekend plan, scedule and material

I just got around to posting the full schedule / material we used for the weekend away we did back in March. You can find it here. We created a website for the weekend here.
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