|This is a lively and informative handbook about meeting the needs of young people.||
MORE THAN ACTIVITIESis out of print, but extracts can be viewed on this site.
THAN ACTIVITIES is a lively and informative handbook of ideas and
activities which can be used to meet the developmental needs of young
Youth Social Work
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is a useful, concise handbook that is in no way academic, heavy or fussy."
Sport and Leisure
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES - for the design, use and reviewing of activities in support of issue-based work, it is exceptionally good value and extremely stimulating."
Scottish Enterprise Initiatives Network
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is invaluable to social workers, youth workers, teachers, youth leaders and activity instructors. Policy makers and others concerned with the provision, resourcing and practice of work with young children and adults will also find the book valuable."
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Journal
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is a lively handbook of practical information and ideas for anyone who works with young people."
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES has hundreds of gems of ideas, information, exercises, anecdotes and lots of questions which any good youth/youth social worker ought to be addressing."
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is likely not only to make a major contribution to the growing success of educating through experience, but also to assist in the 'conversion' of many traditional practitioners on the way."
John Cheesmond, Moray House College
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is a book which challenges us to examine our belief that taking part in the elements we offer is in itself sufficient to stimulate personal development."
Scottish Journal of Physical Education
"MORE THAN ACTIVITIES is an imaginative practice manual full of good ideas, programmes, exercises and suggestions ... a whole range of options that have been tried and tested at the sharp end of practice."
John Harding, Chief Probation Officer, Hampshire
CONTENTS OF MORE THAN ACTIVITIES
PREFACE TO MORE THAN ACTIVITIES
Activities can bring out the best and the worst in usThere are many ways in which "activities" can provide opportunities for our growth and development. They can bring people together. They can generate energy and laughter. They can help us to discover more about ourselves and what we can do. They can cause us to reach deep into our personal resources. Activities can bring out the best and the worst in us, and they can take us into unknown territory. In fact, whole worlds of experience are open to us through the imaginative use of "activities".
Something else ...The stories we most remember about activities may be dominated by the experience of the activity itself - getting soaked, scoring a goal, getting lost, finding the answer - but even when the activity dominates the story, there remains a strong sense that something else was important too.
When young people are encouraged to take part in activities, there is usually an expectation that there will be something else to be gained from taking part. But this something else is often left to chance, even when claims are made (or hopes expressed) that activities will lead to certain benefits.
Extracts from 'More Than Activities'
'More Than Activities''More Than Activities'
Author: Roger Greenaway
Publisher: The Save the Children Fund (1990)