You will need
- Coloured pens or pencils
- Craft materials (for example, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, stickers)
- Blank postcards
Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Additional coronavirus-related controls to think about may include:
- Set up a hand washing station that you can use throughout the session.
- Make sure people wash their hands before and after using any shared equipment or resources.
- Clean any equipment between different people using it.
- Remind everyone to stay a safe distance apart at all times.
- The person leading the activity should give everyone a postcard.
- Everyone should decorate their postcard to show what they did to take action.
- On the other side of their postcard, everyone should write one thing they’ve learned about looking after the planet, and one thing they’ve going to do as a result of what they’ve learned.
- Everyone should put their names on their postcards and the person leading the activity should collect them all.
Get the postcards back
- In a few weeks, the person leading the game should give everyone their postcards back.
- Everyone should think back to the session and think about whether they achieved what they set out to do.
This activity is all about learning and making more change, so that you can continue to be a citizen and help your community. When writing or reading the postcards, ask people who feel comfortable to share:
- Their favourite part of the project? (This might have been deciding on an issue to tackle, coming up with ideas for taking action, or getting out and about in the local area and making a difference. Have people changed their minds since choosing a moment for their postcard?)
- How completing it has impacted them? (Social action develops us as much as it helps others. People might feel more confident in making a difference or voicing their concerns or opinions.)
- What other ways are there to create positive impact for the issue you chose to address? (Start to plan how everyone can continue to make a difference, and then review what you’ve done since writing the postcard.)
Everyone should be proud of making a big impact on their community over the last few months.