Dealing with dysfunction

11th April 2008 at 01:00
YMCA has launched a resource about building relationships with vulnerable children and working to improve their self-esteem.

The materials, Achieve Your Potential, grew out of a project that aimed to engage with children in upper primary deemed to be at risk later in life.

YMCA wanted to build relationships with these children that would allow them to create an open door for support and intervention in the future.

The programme, which lasts for eight weeks and is aimed at P6-7 pupils, includes exercises and games designed for three main purposes:

- to build confidence and self-esteem;

- to have fun;

- to build relationships with leaders.


Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today