Year 7 to 10 (Middle School)


Humour from the Latin means to be fluid and flexible. Defined, humour is a quality in something that makes you laugh it. It could be a situation, someone’s words or actions, or something that is heard or seen. If you are in a good humour, you feel cheerful and happy, and are pleasant to people. Humour is considered a character strength because it can be used to make others feel good, to build relationships, and to help buffer stress resulting in increased feelings of emotional well-being, cohesion and optimism. It also encourages enjoyment, increased engagement and communication, teamwork and enthusiasm. Research also suggests that humour reduces negativity and depression. However, if humour is used divisively or to disparage others it can have negative impacts on self-esteem and confidence. The activities sourced and designed provide opportunities for children and students to comprehend, appreciate, and produce humour. A happy classroom where laughing together is prioritised will promote a warm, secure environment where individuals and learning are valued.

The 'Y Chart'

‘Y-Charts’ are a type of three-part chart, a graphic organiser. In this activity students use ‘Y Charts’ to explore what humour looks like, sounds like and feels like. It provides an opportunity for students to think in depth about their perception of humour, laughter and what makes them happy.

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Year 7 to 10 (Middle School)

Location : AU/UK