Secret best friend – an induction activity

As a Year 7 form tutor in September, I am looking for effective activities to help this new form bond and work together in an effective manner. Let’s face it, they are going to be together for at least the next five years and will need to accept each other and form positive relationships. A great source of activities and tasks is Molly Potter’s 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Tutor Time and the Secret Best Friend activity is ideal to help students foster good relationships within the form.

Inspired by Molly’s idea, I have created this slide which explains the Secret Best Friend challenge which I am going to print as small cards and distribute to each student when setting the task. This will be accompanied by a draw where each student will randomly select a name out of the hat to see who their secret best friend is.

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