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Pay with an idea

Who

Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel

Why

Push people into thinking about what could improve their daily environment.

What

Put up a stand on the playground. 'Sell' something (hot chocolate, hotdogs, cupcakes...) for which people can pay with an idea. 'what would you like to change at school?'. People need to write their suggestion on a paper and hand it in.

How

By specifically going to groups that normally don't participate in these things, you can 'force' them to answer.

Effect/Assessment

It’s tested on a number of schools by different pupils, with different school culture over the years.

You will get a lot of ideas, although not all that realistic. That's okay, there are good ones too.

Each pupil is given the opportunity to give his / her ideas on a certain topic: they think along about the school and actively participate.
! It is important to let the students know what happens with the results. After all, knowledge is also part of participation !

When

During breaks on a school day

Resources

Something yummy to 'sell'
table
poster with the explanation of the concept
box to put all the suggestions in
pens and paper