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.
Sugatra Mitra’s SOLE project is an exciting one for learning in all kinds of ways, here’s how you could use it for student voice.
Some great posters on techniques used to incorrectly argue a point, and a visit from the Czech Santa Claus and his assistants.
A great school council meeting from Krnow in the Czech Republic with games, action and decision-making.