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Sandwich man

Who

Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel

Why

The good practice is developed to gather opinions on a certain topic.

What

Dress up as a sandwich man with cardboard. Put a question on top (e.a. what do you think of the digital diary used in our school?) and ask young persons to write their answer on the cardboard. Walk around and let the young persons come to you and/or ask directly if they would like to put down their opinion. You can hand out (edible) rewards.

--> People who want to gather ideas from the young persons.

How

It’s easy to organise, easy to do. The sandwich men need to be sociable and not afraid to talk to people they don't know.

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

When

It can be done in any group situation. It can be done during breaks.

Effect

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

You get a lot of opinions (especially when you hand out candy of course).

Each young person is given the opportunity to give his/her ideas on a certain topic: they think along and actively participate.

! It is important to let the young persons know what happens with the results. After all, knowledge is also part of participation !
 

Assessment

Effectiveness:

High degree / regularly

Gender sensitivity:

High degree / regularly

Culture sensitivity:

High degree / regularly

Doable (practical):

High degree / regularly

Participatory:

High degree / regularly

Replicable and adaptable:

High degree / regularly

Assessment/evaluated:

High degree / regularly

Type of good practice

Practical tool

Themes

Promoting democratic values, Youth civic participation

Duration

One day or less

Type of activity

Group activity

Resourses

Cardboard boxes or sandwich plates; pens.

Contact

Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel

Belgium