5 steps to stakeholder engagement and co-creation
Visiting schools can be a great way of getting younger generations interested in projects and initiatives. Students are receptive to new concepts and creative in coming up with ideas, so they can make relevant contributions to the co-design and co-creation of features for their school grounds or local area. These activities can be combined with educational activities to raise awareness of the wider issues surrounding the initiative, such as climate change. This can hugely increase the long-term impact of a project.
It is important to build up a good relationship with the teachers and staff members at the school so you can gain an understanding of the abilities of the children you are going to be working with and then plan the school visit sessions accordingly.