A group of Eastbank Primary pupils, in Glasgow, have agreed to help spread the co-operative message about how important values are in who you are and what you do!
CETS have employed them after hearing all about how giving “values” a personality and purpose have helped give “power to the pupil” in monitoring and modifying their own behavior. When asked why they thought this programme had worked, the first answer was, “because it was fun”! The “fun” is in pupils exploring for themselves what theses values mean and where they see them in not just their everyday lives, but also in art drama, RME and storytelling, then sharing this new-found knowledge with others.
Click here to see what the character values look like – http://s.coop/1teku. I particularly like Rebecca Responsibility”
Eastbank pupils have kindly agreed to look at the co-op values ( link to V and P page) in the same way and come up with a toolkit for schools, to help them understand where to look for and find the co-op values anywhere from the Gorbals to Ghana! The toolkit will possibly also help pupils understand what it means to be a co-operative and also how to use these values in setting up their own co-op.
We are at the start of a very exciting project, so keep checking to see how it is doing!