Any teachers out there want to trial a plastic awareness game?
The Auroville community in India are tackling plastic waste through education. Sometime ago I spoke to them about a children’s game they were developing – here is an update….
“Last year, interviewing experts was part of our research phase for developing a memory style card game which we have decided to call ‘kNOw PLASTICS’. The game educates children about the impact of plastics on animals, the environment and us.
We are now in the pilot testing phase of the game. Up till now we have tested the game in schools here in and around Auroville, Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a really rewarding experience and so much fun to see the children playing with the cards. So far we have received positive responses but we would like to get feedback from as many other children throughout schools the world over. We are looking to test the game internationally with students from diverse cultural background so that the game is relevant to as wide an audience as possible.
If you know of any schools, organisations or teachers then we would be very happy if you could connect us or test the kNOw PLASTICS game, please find below what this would entail:
- Printing the game in colour (we’ll send you the designs and clear instructions).
- Find 4 resource persons or teachers to help you or test the game (3-5 student per group).
- Playing the game with children and answer questions (takes about an hour and it lots of fun).
- Sending us the feedback and if you can Skype/WhatsApp call at your convenience.
Our goal is to complete pilot testing the game by the end of November, so our design team can finalise the game, print and launch it in February 2017.
When we have produced the game we would like to provide a free copy for a school or organisation you work with as a thank you for your assistance in pilot testing the game.
Please do help us test this game!
I really appreciate your time and effort and promise it won’t be a waste of time!