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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 1
  2. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  3. Activities
  4. Friendship Chain and Reflection
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Friendship Chain and Reflection

New Work Samples

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Self and Relationships

Description of activity

  1. Students brainstorm behaviours that can help to develop and maintain positive friendships. Following the brainstorm, students complete the worksheet by identifying five behaviours that contribute to positive relationships. As they place each behaviour in the chain, they tighten the friendship chain (colour in the gap in the link).
  2. Students reflect on their responses and complete the statement: I could be a better friend if...

Suggested materials

Worksheet with pictures of chain links

Prior learning

Students have explored different types of relationships, including peer relationships. They have considered what makes a good friend and how friends help each other. Students have thought about what it would be like to not have friends. They have identified key factors that are important to developing and maintaining positive relationships. Students have also described behaviours that can lead to friendships breaking down.


Interacting (INS1.3)
Develops positive relationships with peers and other people.
Interpersonal Relationships (IRS1.11)
Identifies the ways in which they communicate, cooperate and care for others.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • identify characteristics of positive relationships
  • describe how they could improve their friendship skills.
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