Packed full of practical tools and ideas for engaging children and young people, Participation - Spice It Up! is serious fun and a great way to deal with serious issues. For starters, it looks at the ideas and values that underlie our approach to participation. There are also tips on the practicalities and pitfalls of planning and running collaborative and creative sessions.
The main course of the book consists of over 40 tried and tested activities you can mix and match. These cover everything from getting started, gathering information, long term planning, evaluation and keeping everyone awake. All the activities are clearly laid out and easy to follow with ideas on how you can creatively adapt them. At the end of the book menus of activities are provided from sessions run all over the country with all kinds of people. All this fare is spiced up with cartoons.
The book should be of interest to all professionals and organisations who work with children and young people for example local authority workers, school teachers, play workers, youth workers, care workers, health professionals. In fact, anyone who wants to make any planning and consultation serious fun.