Friday, April 24, 2009


You can find some ideas for cooking activities on this website.  We plan to make gingerbread men in this terms 'Come as you are' Rock Solid session.  The idea is to make 'minimee's as part of the session.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Leadership video clip - Prince Caspian

I've just come across another possibility - Prince Caspian DVD chapter 7.  In this clip, Caspian wins over the narnians to become their leader.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Leadership video clip - Chicken Run

I've been looking around for a video clip for this terms Rock Solid session on Leadership.   I'm planning to use DVD chapter 6 from Chicken Run.  This clip (13 mins 50 sec - 17 mins 55 sec) , Ginger talks about this idea she has - freedom, about escaping....the stuff of visionary leaders. 

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

This Ability Rock Solid video clip

We did the This Ability session from Rock Solid last week. Here's my video clip suggestion...School of Rock chapter 5 – 6. In this clip Jack Black has just discovered that the students can play instruments. As a result he starts the new class project 'rock band'. The clip shows that we all have different abilities and we all have a role to play. I finished the clip just at the point where they go to lunch.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Finding Nemo - film clip idea for 'stories'

Last night we did the Rock Solid session Whats the story? This session is teamed on stories. In addition to the material we used a slip from Finding Nemo. The clip starts at DVD chapter 16 and ends in chapter 17 just after the film cuts to birds going 'Mine Mine Mine'. In these scene, Marlin (Nemo's father) tells his story to find his son, Nemo.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shopping video clip idea - Pretty Woman

The theme for last Friday nights Rock Solid session was shopping. For a video clip, we showed part of Pretty Woman:
  • 59 Mins 38 second - 1 hour 4 mins 14 seconds (DVD chapter 11). This is the scene in which Vivian discovers the joys of shopping...with lots of "sucking up". Although this video is a 15 certificate, their is nothing rude or offensive in this scene.
This clip includes quotes such as "You know what we're gonna need here? We're going to need a few more people helping us out. I'll tell you why. We are going to be spending an obscene amount of money in here. So we're going to need a lot more help sucking up to us, 'cause that's what we really like". You could clearly go on to comment / discus how we should best spend our money....

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shopping quiz for Rock Solid session

I've just uploaded this quiz for tomorow night's Rock Solid session "Match up" game.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How much...quiz

Here is a power point for the Christmas Shopping activity in this months Rock Solid. The idea is that the young people get into teams and each team has to guess the price of the Christmas gift...the one that gets the nearest wins a point....

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine game

Our last Rock Solid session was themed on is a game that we put together to try enhance the theme. You will need a copy of the Mr Men book, Little Miss Sunshine.
What to do:
a) Split the group into two teams with even numbers.
b) Get each team to sit in two lines of chairs facing each other. There should be a gap between the chairs as follows:
A Gap B
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
c) Give each pair (facing each other) the following words:
Player Word Times used
1 Been 3
2 Asked 5
3 Down 3
4 Entering 3
5 Gigantic 3
6 Giggling 3
7 Happy 4
8 Never 3
9 Drove 3
d) Explain that you are going to tell them a story. When the player hears their word, they have to run up the gap between the chairs and run around the outside back to their chair, ie, the team on the left run anti clockwise, the team on the right run clockwise. The first one back gets a point for their team. This is a bit like another game called "ladders".
e) Start reading the story!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Listening quiz

I've thrown together this listening quiz based on the Peter Panda dance scene from the film The Pacifier. Note you can find the lyrics here. We're going to use this with the Rock solid session What did you say?

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Trust - video clip - Finding Nemo

Chloe made a great suggestion for a clip about Trust. You'll find it at Chapter 28 (1 hour 23 min) to Chapter 29 - 1 hour 26 min 10 sec of Finding Nemo. Basically in this clip a fishing boat captures a load of fish. Nemo knows how to set them free, but his father, concerned for his saftey, trys to stop him...but he eventually caves in and decides to trust him...

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Love - PowerPoint

I put together a PowerPoint for our All you need is Love Rock Solid night. You can download it here. Hopefully you'll find useful - we just had it continually playing on the projector during the night as a way of emphasising the theme.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bruce Almighty - having a bad day

On Friday we did the Bog Roll Bonanza session from this terms Rock Solid.

In addition to the published material we used a clip from Bruce Almighty chapter 4 (12 min 51 ) to chapter 5 (19 mins 10 seconds). In the clip, Bruce finds out he has not been chosen as the new anchorman. As a result of this he rants and raves...basically he is not having a bad day, or as the Rock Solid material he was having a "poo" day. The clip starts with Bruce on the Maid of the Mist and finish when the dog takes a leak on his carpet. Note there are a few rude words in this clip so you'll need to edit it / make sure it's suitable for your group.

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Carol Charades / Rock Solid Session 12

Here's a list of Carol's for Opener 1:
  1. Away in a Manger
  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  3. Silent Night
  4. Jingle Bells
  5. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  6. Oh Christmas Tree
  7. White Christmas
  8. The 12 Days of Christmas
  9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  10. Ding Dong! Merrily On High
  11. Joy to the World
  12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  13. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Movie Anagrams from Rock Solid Movie night

Jonathan added the movie anagrams he came up with for the Rock Solid session we did 2 weeks ago here:

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Movies theme night / quiz

We're preparing for the next Rock Solid session which is on the theme of Movies.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pictinary - ideas

As part of the Rock Solid session tomorrow night we're doing a quick game of Pictinary.  The theme is on "light".  Here is my extended list things that are vaguely "bright":
In process of looking for ideas I found this which could be an excellent starting point for a guessing game - i.e., remove the answers and they have to guess what they are.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Movie trailers / teasers for Rock Solid session 4

Session 4 of this terms Rock Solid material is themed on Movies.  In addition to what the material we're going to have some trailers running at the start, end and during the break.  We'll have them going on a loop.   If you don't know how to do this, either just queue them up in Windows Media player or use Windows Movie maker to merge the films together into one file.
Most of these were taken from
The Queen
Jackass 2
Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
The Simpsons movie:
Spiderman 2
The break up
Ant Bully
The Santa Clause 3
Just like heaven
There are other trailers here:


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Inventions quiz for Rock Solid

Last night was our first night using the Rock Solid material.  The theme was New Beginnings.  As part of that we had to come up with an invention quiz.  I've uploaded our quiz here.
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