Competition is seen by some people in education, youth work and team building as a dirty word, but it definitely has its uses. With many groups and individuals it is a great motivating factor and can help you break down some people’s reluctance to join in. As long as you don’t dwell on the winners and losers and instead try to pull out the learning it can be very effective.
Team-building games for you to use with your school council (and any other group) to help them learn to work together and support one another.
A whole load of games for getting a group to relax around one another and have some fun.
Bringing on new school councillors can be difficult. Use this simple structure to create a welcome pack and plan for how to support them and get your school council off to a flying start.
A list of tips for anyone running a meeting. Something I came up with for the co-chairs of Haringey Youth Council.
A template that gives your class representatives the confidence to feedback to their class and a structure for bringing in new ideas and opinions.