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Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.
It is implemented by: Teacher
It is directed at students aged: 9-11, 12-14
Target group: Class
Main subjects involved: Cross-curricular
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: A book is chosen and together with the students, the teachers write a script. Roles are assigned. Stage setting is planned and created by students with the help of teachers. A presentation evening for parents, friends and other teachers is planned where the kids are able to perform their play.
During the break, the kids provide food and drinks to the guests. Free donations are welcome to finance a trip to a destination chosen by the kids.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why?: Kids can choose if they want a speaking role, if they want to be part of the stage team (including sound and lights, but also preparing the correct stage setting for the different scenes), if they want to be part of the catering team etc. Every kid, no matter the background, now has the possibility to earn themselves a trip for them and their classmates
Support to the practice: yes