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.
A whole load of games for getting a group to relax around one another and have some fun.
School staff can sometimes see the school council as a threat or an annoyance. These simple ideas may help you overcome that resistance and win them over.
A list of tips for anyone running a meeting. Something I came up with for the co-chairs of Haringey Youth Council.
Some tips from Brno on how to make your school council meetings effective.
A great school council meeting from Krnow in the Czech Republic with games, action and decision-making.