Dialogic Literary Gatherings (DLGs) were implemented weekly, as well as ad-hoc in the form of prevention and resolution of conflicts if a serious issue arose. A range of classical as well as more modern pieces of literature were used to promote dialogue amongst pupils and serve as an effective tool of preventing and resolving conflict.

Impact and successes

It was observed that DLGs effectively promoted team-bonding and boosted self-confidence in a group of students. Furthermore, the practice was successful in providing an inclusive environment and a safe space for students to be themselves and safely express and voice their needs and concerns.

Lessons, learning and recommendations

Keeping a stable group, which slightly modified throughout the year helped students of this age to be less reluctant in sharing opinions and emotions over time.