Gallery walk

This strategy will help students to:

  • generate ideas and cover several issues or aspects efficiently

  • work collaboratively to learn from and share with others.


  1. Divide class into small groups.

  2. Provide each group with a different health related topic or question.

  3. Students record their thoughts about the topic.

  4. Groups then rotate to answer another question.

  5. This continues until each group has responded to each question.

Example: Puberty

Place a number of different brainstorming and question cards about puberty and change around the classroom. Questions can include:

  • How do we grow?

  • What are periods?

  • When will we stop growing?

  • Why do boys and girls voices change as they get older?

  • Why do males grow beards and moustaches?

  • Why do females get periods?

  • Why do our body parts change as we grow?

  • Why do we get pimples?

  • Why do we start to get body odour?

Divide students into small groups and assign each group to a question card. Students write responses to the questions on the card and move to the next question card. If there are already responses on the question cards, students tick or place a question mark next to the responses. A tick means they agree with the answer and a question mark means further clarification.

As a whole class, discuss all the questions and answers, particularly those with question marks.