Welcome to “Amy Interviews”, our interview series hosted by Amy Spratt. As a transition year student, Amy is enthusiastic to learn about her own interests, skills and talents, and where they might take her in future. In her work with Project One Sky she has chosen to take on the role of podcaster, recognising the benefits of teasing out ideas through conversation. As you’ll see and hear from this first episode, she has discovered a talent for interviewing, and represents an important voice for young people interested in learning more about themselves. Throughout the series she interviews a wide range of people and topics, all focussing on the general area of wellbeing and the interests of young people. Enjoy this first interview, and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the next episode!
In the first episode, Amy chats with Tony Griffin about his work with the SOAR foundation, his book “The Teenager’s Book Of Life”, and about life in general. They cover a vast array of topics including:
Our team has developed lesson plans around the interview based on our “view and explain teams” methodology, which includes
Suitable for delivery in Irish secondary school classrooms. Simply print and/or photocopy the lesson plan pdf, and play the video at the front of the class. Your job as teacher or tutor is to host the workshop, bring your knowledge of the students and the subject matter to bear, and ensure the smooth flowing of the class. Remember to press pause each time the bell rings!
Part 1 below can be delivered in a single or double class, depending on how long you wish to spend on each question. If you wish, you may view or listen to the interview beforehand on our Youtube channel, and/or encourage your students’ parents/guardians to do so. We hope you enjoy it!
Amy Interviews Tony Griffin Part 1 and 2: Lesson Plan
Download, print and/or photocopy the students’ journal below, and watch the video, pausing each time the bell rings.