Old People’s Home for Teenagers on ABC – It’s now week 3, the halfway point of the program and so far, the volunteers have formed meaningful friendships that have helped them explore issues around their self-esteem, well-being and brainpower. This week the program focuses on building confidence and resilience in both teens and the seniors.
A good way to explore resilience is by sharing stories of personal resilience. With this in mind, the first activity for the teens and seniors, is to create a podcast to exchange stories of times in their life where they have had to be resilient.
Exploring resilience can also be light-hearted, as the teens and seniors play a game of word association to probe the idea of “bouncing back” after failure. However, one of our shyest teens Addison feels a little exposed and uncomfortable with the activity until senior Annelise manages to draw him into the fun and silliness.
Self-image is delved into as the group share with each other what they see when they look in the mirror. The next activity asks our teens and seniors to be vulnerable by creating a ceramic mask that reveals their true inner self. It proves a cathartic exercise for many of participants.
Production credit: Old People’s Home for Teenagers is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) in association with ABC. Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is a format created by CPL Productions and distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International. Post Produced in Sydney NSW with the assistance of the NSW Government.
Narrator and script writer: Annabel Crabb. Executive Producer: Tony De La Pena. Series Producer: Phoebe McMahon. Director: Suzzie Lawrence. ABC Commissioning Editor – Factual: Julie Hanna. Head of ABC Factual: Susie Jones.
Old People’s Home for Teenagers – Tuesday 17 October at 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
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