AN ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP EXPERIENCE. School Year 2010/2011. An active citizenship experinec that brings together reality and theory. The project attempts to bridge the gap between theory and reality in the concepts of citizenship, participation and representation .
AN ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP EXPERIENCE
School Year 2010/2011
“We are the Council of young boys and girls of Casalecchio.
We meet regularly to exchange and share information, problems, suggestions, ideas, desires that concern the lives of children living in our city.
We are coucellours and were given this role by our classmates to represent them and talk with the Mayor, with the City Administration and the City Council of adults to seek common solutions to problems, to extend the positive experiences and to develop new projects that improve the lives of children and young people (and all the inhabitants) of Casalecchio.
The young students which participate are from the last class of the elementary school and from the secondary school.
Divided in small and large groups
Starting from the needs: meetinga with the adulta /experts or facilitators to clarify the terms and the perception of the students
Interactive methods: graphic design / other techniques of expression (written essays shared afterwards with the group), billboards and materials
Sharing the group document with the assembly, voting when necessary
The proposal: feasible (check the feasibility and timing) clear (to whom it is addressed, with whom do I realize, shared with those who I represent) participated (always includes the work of the students
Project that become proposal for the city
Organization of a charity dinner to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Haiti in collaboration with the Associations
MEETINGS WITH ADMINISTRATORS AND/OR OTHER PUBLIC FIGURES
example: meeting with the Assessor
example: Questionnaires on the trip Home- School dedicated to students and parents
MEETING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT ASSESSOR
Participation in events organized by other educational agencies