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    Jeux de société environnementaux

    During the lockdown, many families are discovering or have rediscovered the joy of board games. This prompted the entrepreneurial stream students to make board games with an environmental theme.

    In addition to exchanging ideas during online discussions, the students worked on their written French skills by composing the game rules. They adopted an innovative approach to game design by developing board games with the materials at their disposal: recycled paper cards, a game board made from a cardboard cereal box and playing pieces that were bread clips or corks!

    Level of education

    Secondary Cycle One (Secondary I and II)

    Students involved

    60 Students

    Nature of the project

    Product

    Results observed

    The students developed their creativity by coming up with games made from recycled materials, and then playing these games with their families during the lockdown. At the start of the 2020–21 school year, the students brought these games to school so those in the same class bubble could play with them during lunch break.

    Involvement and support

    It was after consulting the website https://www.sentreprendrealecole.ca/ that the students got the idea to undertake a project to improve people's lives during the lockdown. Some of the students' parents and families were involved in the game creation process. For example, one family had their child's game laminated and ordered playing pieces shaped like trees and recycle bins to extend the lifespan of the game.

    Major steps

    • Students played board games with their families to observe how they worked
    • Online meetings held to discuss the characteristics of a successful game
    • Game prototype developed and rules for the game written
    • Game board, pieces, cards and any other elements needed were made from recycled materials found at home
    • Game tested with each student's family to gather feedback on how to improve the game
    • Final version of the game presented and given to each class bubble to make lunch hour more fun

    Project materials needed

    • Recycled materials (e.g.: cereal box, bread clips, recycled paper, etc.)
    • Glue
    • Computer with an Internet connection to hold online meetings
    • Crayons

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad Areas of Learning

    Subject Areas

    Intellectual competency

    Methodological competency

    Communication-Related competency

    Personal and social competency

    Positive influences on student retention

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