Respect and Responsibility
October 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Not a hitherto undiscovered Jane Austen oeuvre sadly, but a bright new future for us dribbling peasants. Last week Michael Gove promised that head teachers would have greater responsibility for their pupils outside schools. I imagine that some heads will be rubbing their hands together in glee and some will be sighing deeply at the thought of more things to do and of course Cameron’s Big Society is all based on communal responsibility.
Well I’m looking forward to everyone taking more responsibility and when the time comes I promise to do my bit as we’re very good at blaming each other for our woes.
There’s an activity I sometimes do with teachers based on a Have I Got News For You round, or perhaps it should be called the Blame Game. I give them some newspaper headlines with missing words and ask them to guess what goes in the gap. The point is to think about what people read over their cornflakes and how this might affect their opinions.
In the interest of fairness, I try to include headlines from the major daily papers. These ones are all about children’s health and wellbeing. Have a go; I’ll start you off with an easy one. Answers at the bottom of the page.
Third of children are too _______
Child ________ health problems ‘to double’
_________ to be made responsible for curbing teen pregnancy and obesity
Blinkered _______ fuel childhood obesity, says report
School note for parents who give children _______ _______ ______
_______ classes for every pupil at 15
And finally my favourite and no, the answer is not ‘Zac Ephron’ as one wit wrote on a training course.
____ _______ blamed for teen pregnancy
answers in order: fat, mental, schools, parents, unhealthy packed lunches, sex, rap music. Did you get all the answers?