This activity works at many different levels
and the questions may be interpreted in different ways. It is
important to work at the level of the young people. You may wish
to say something to provoke deeper thinking, but be aware of the
danger of giving the impression that you are expecting a "a
If you think that the statements below are not of interest to
your group, then compose others.
Encourage reluctant speakers to have a go. Suggest they try
to talk for half a minute or even for just twenty seconds or tell
them they may first confer briefly with a friend before they talk,
or offer to let them have their go later.
In a small group you can do two or more rounds. People take
one slip of paper in each round. If you are working with more
than fifteen people, work in two sub-groups.
This technique of taking statements out of a hat can be adapted
to use with any theme.
Suggestions for follow-up
If people want to continue with the theme of sport and are feeling
energetic, try the activity "Sport for
If one of the other themes provoked particular interest, check
the index of activities for
to find an activity on that theme.
The group may like to take a humorous approach to human rights
and reflect on Pancho's cartoons in chapter 3 (see "Picture
games - What do you see in Pancho?") or they may like
to tell jokes. See "Eurojoke
contest" in the all different all equal education pack.
Ideas for action
Decide on one issue to tackle and agree the next stage in taking
action. Develop a project to continue working on the chosen issue.
Link up with a local organisation which is working in the field.
Use the project as a learning opportunity and help people reflect
on what they have gained in group work skills and action competencies.
"How you play the game: the contribution of sport to the
promotion of human rights", Conference in Sydney 1 to 3 September