Life Skills Education and Counseling - Bukhana - bukhana_primary_school - Luuka
Visit by Lorna Katagara on 2019-03-18
2019-03-18 08:27:53 UTC
2019-03-18 09:54:38 UTC
09:30-15:10 (5 h 40 m)
11:20-13:30 (2 h 10 m)
3 h 30 m
Life Skills Education and Counseling school lesson
Steps in Making Good Decision,Exchange Stories Role Play
Total Student Attendance
School Staff Attendees
Life Skills Teacher
To understand who a role model is
To list the different qualities of a good role model
Lorna went here to continue with the topic Decision making.
On arrival Lorna went straight to the office where she signed and immediately went to the Life Skills Class, where she found the pupils already waiting for the lesson to be gin.
Lorna exchanged greetings with the pupils before beginning to teach. She began with the preview of the previous topic “Steps in making a good decision”. She asked the pupils to remind her what they learnt the previous time and they were able to remember. Lorna then conclude this part of the lesson by telling them for every decision they make they should know that it either affects them positively or negatively. After this they discussed various scenarios that needed one to think wisely before making a decision. Lorna told them of a story of a 15 year old girl with no parents but has got 4 other siblings to take care of. This young girl usually goes to the market and their is always this one man to who provides her with food however this time, he wants her to go with him to his home. Lorna asked the pupils what should she do?. Lorna told them to discuss and choose representatives to present to the class. There were about 15 pupils who came up to represent. Some said she should accept and go with the man since she has no help, most of them said she is too young, others said she will get pregnant, Shantal a deaf pupil said she should seek help elsewhere because she may end up getting pregnant and also get other diseases, others said she should look for help else where.Lorna asked the rest of the class to clap for these representatives.
After looking at the scenario cards they went to Role Model;Exchange stories. Here they looked at who a role model is? and they were able to find out it is someone one admires and wants to become like. Lorna asked the class how many had role models and who they were and why they looked at them as role models?. The school life skills teacher said his role model is the former Forum for Democratic change(FDC) leader Dr.Kizza Besigye. He says he just wants to be like him and prays to God everyday to grant him that chance. Magumba said, he wants to be like the president of the republic of Uganda and this was his role model, Norah said her role model is Namulondo Jackie a fellow Pupil in the class and when Lorna asked why? , she said because Jackie is a very bright pupil. Another pupil said she wants to be like Madam Lorna and when Lorna asked her why she said because she wants to teach Life Skills Education like her. Lorna then told her she can be a Life Skills teacher and so can all of them and encouraged her to work hard to achieve that. Another pupil also said his role model is Hon.Sentamu aka “Bobbi Wine” a local musician and when Lorna asked why he wants to be a musician.
Lorna also told them her role models being her Mum who is very wise,hardworking and reliable, her Uncle who helps those in need and also Michelle Obama who is a strong resilient , hardworking woman, very ideological. Lorna urged the pupils to look out for the qualities of their role models that they admire and see what they can do about themselves to be like their role models. They looked at some of the qualities like honesty, Reliability, Understanding, trustworthy among others.
Lorna encouraged the pupils to go back home and think of their role models and why they want to be like them and also the different qualities they possess.
Program critical needs
Observed program ownership
pupils were participatory
Other program observations
Expectations of village
Be organised in class ready to learn
Prepare lessons for the next session
Next Visit: 2019-03-25 - Purpose: Continue with the topic Role Models and move onto Life stories and Your Goals under Decision makng
Some of the Pupils participating in a role play on Decision making.