Last post I wrote about the value of having the courage to give an idea a go. Promoting the voice of the child can be a challenge within institutions, due to the fact that children’s voices have not always been valued.
However, we can change this.
To help explore projects that can promote the voice of children - we use this simple framework…
- Have an Idea
- Talk and Listen
- Give it a Go
- Keep on Learning
The key part about this tool is that each segment has a role to play!
No project begins unless you have an idea. That first idea however does not need to be ‘complete’ or perfect, rather it offers a starting point - a basis from which you can then explore.
Our individual experiences allow us all the potential to offer unique ideas and perspectives, whether that is in a school, a home or out in the community. It also does not need to be merely the adult that has the idea - children have ideas too!!!
So explore some ideas - see what creative thoughts you can uncover.
Just one idea - offers the basis to get the conversation started from which a project can build!
For more see our book ‘Giving Children a Voice’