Leading a session
The Design Club mentor leads each session alongside a member of staff or another parent. To support delivery of each session, we provide links to:
- Session presentation – Includes the steps for running each activity
- Session plan – Includes an overview of the activities, and things to do and say
- A set of resources – Includes all the activity resources you need to run the session
Sessions are made up of several activities for the group to run through. The children either work alone, in pairs or small groups or as a whole, depending on the activity.
A session is typically broken down into three parts:
- Warm-up game
- Teams work through activities in a project
- Show and tell or wrap up
Most activities require the children to fill in a worksheet or create something. It’s best to explain the steps in an activity first, using the presentations, then hand out materials for the children to work through. If the children are using a workbook, encourage them to hold back from filling in worksheets until you’ve run through the activity.