This is what some of our Global Village program participants told us about their experience and the results they achieved from it:
I learned what voting is.
Roscoe, UMGSS, Student, Year 7, Brisbane, Australia
In the Global Village building game we learned about the government We need money to run the country.
We learned about fair and unfair.
Mohammed S. year 7 student, Global Village program
I learned today how voting works.
It was about equally sharing taxes and money and being fair.
It was very hard to be fair to everyone.
Earth, Year 7 student.
What I am taking from today was what it would be like owning a building or running a country and getting complains and working out how to fix them and make everyone happy.
I think is it a lot of hard work.
Samantha K. Building game workshop, Global Village 2013
The building game was like the government house.
Lachlan, Global Village, Building game , 2013
From the workshop today I am taking some problem solving skills.
I've also taken more cooperation skills.
James, Student Leader, Brisbane Australia
I learnt about spending, payment and the economy.
Den, Global Village, Building game 2013
I learned what the right wing and left wing means.
Zahraa, UMGSS, Australia
I learned how to make hard decisions.
Joshua, March 2013
I learned to be considerate and go into details about many things as possible.
I thought a lot differently today than normal school days.
Riley , March 2013
We learned today how to think about charging a even amount with all the people in the building or getting the richer people to pay more.
It was a good debate.
Caleb, UMGSS, Year 7 student,
I understood today that many people complain about the government but don't vote. If you vote, it can make a big difference in how a country is run.
I am also taking skills on how to solve a problem in a group when there are people complaining. .
Regina, Global Village program 2013
We talked today about the work of the government
Jason, C March 2013, Building game , Global Village program for schools
I learned that different people need different things.
I also learnt about the left wing and the right wing and how the different people need the different wings to win.
Cher - Kirrah, March 2013
I learnt how to do the taxes.
John, March 2013
I took from today that when there is a problem in a group we negotiate disagreeing and agreeing and vote. I also learned that we need to make things fair but also think where people are to to try to make their life decent and things work better in a group.
Tahlia, Student leader, Year 7 2013
I am taking some learning and problem solving skills.
Abdi, Year 7, 2013
I learned today that government is that body that has to look after some people who live in the building/ country.
That the government should pay the sick people more money and the working man should fix up some broken stuff.
Xzyries, Year 7 Student, Upper Mount Gravatt State School, Brisbane, Australia
I am taking with me from today better teamwork skills, more general knowledge and new perspective to look at things.
I am glad had a team that was happy to work as a team, cooperatively and happy to be taking part. This is because I was wishing I could work as a team member not as a leader of a group that isn't willing to share, like often happens.
I learned a lot from today and I am grateful I had the opportunity to be in this type of program. Thank you Ronit.
Minna V. UMGSS, Student Year 7, Global Village workshop, 2013 Australia
From the workshop "Global Village" Building game I took that it is very hard and complicated to be in the government and that not everyone gets what they want.
valeria, year 7, 2013
today I did an activity which really made me think about different things and it made me realize that I like learning bout money. I learned a lot of things about government teamwork and systems.
Thank you to Ronit!
I enjoyed today and it was a great experience.
Amira, UMGSS, Global Village workshop, March 2013, Year 7 student
I am taking from today that life is full of decisions and some are hard and take time and we have to think about them carefully and not to choose wrongly about what to do with our life.
Noah, Global Village workshop , 2013
I took from today what is left and right wing.
Originally I chose left when I became right.
I took from today how hard it is to manage a country.
Joshua Carlyle , Year 7 student leader , Australia
- I learned today how to run a country/ building.
- We learnt where our tax goes.
- We learned about team work.
Hardish , Year 7 Student , Global Village, Building game 2013
I learnt today that being in charge of other peoples lives would be rally difficult and important and that it would be really challenging.
I also learnt that it is very important to communicate with other people.
Maddy, UMGSS, March 2013 Australia
- I learned that you need to have an opinion about things.
- We need to look and discuss and show what we think and believe.
- We learned to work as a team to show what we think
- We learned what kind of people are there around the world.
- What kind of responsibly are there owning a building or running a country.
Urvashi, UMGSS, Year 7, Global Village program, building game, 2013 Australia
From the workshop today I took how hard it actually is to run a country.
It is hard to please everyone with what they want.
It proves that one day we will have to use these skills and how hard it would be to vote.
Katina Vendardos, UMGSS, Global Village March 2013
Today I learnt that you need to work together to make good decisions. I also learned it is hard to run a country because you can't please everyone. if you try to please everyone you will please no one.
Taylah S. Student Leader, Year 7, UMGSS, March 2013 - Global Village Program
I learned today that government is a hard job to do. Making decisions for others, how they are going to lie, how much they will pay and tat every thing we do affect people's lives and how they survive.
Thank you Ronit !!!!
Emma Maguire, Year 7 Student Leader March 2013
- I learned that not everyone gets what they want.
- I learned today today that You should be grateful for what you have.
- I learned that it is very hard to run a government because everyone wants everything that they can't have.
Sabrina M. Global Village workshop , Building game March 2013
I am taking from today's workshop that the government is very busy and that running a county can be very hard.
I think I've learnt in one day a lot more than I thought I could ever know about " The Government"
Samantha, Year 7 student March 2013
I learned today the difference between the left and right wing and that if somebody is rich you can just give them the same as a poor family who may have lots of kids and be living on very little.
It feels harder to take away money from a poor person than rich person and you need to treat people differently.
Elijah Taylor, Year 7 student leader,
I learned today how hard it actually is to have to please and supply everyone with what they need and want.
I learned that that it is hard to please everyone but not impossible.
I learned today how hard it was to keep to what we voted for because the other side ( the right wing) always seemed right.
I thought today was fun and I learned a lot of things. It was very hard for me to keep to the side I voted for and it was very hard to keep things fair.
UMGSS Brisbane, March 2013, Global Village - Building game 1, Adunni
Being a political figure is harder than it looks. It is hard to be fair and cover everybody's needs. That's why I now believe even more in evening out tax and money. Rich give more because they have more. poor give less because they are less fortunate and not lazy.
Thank You Ronit!
Samuel, year 7 student, UMGSS, Global Village workshop, March 2013
I learned about democracy and real life problems and financial business. We had to make difficult choices that you will face in real life. I especially liked getting to come up with ways of charging people equally that might be useful and used in the FUTURE.
Mackenzie, Year 7 student Global Village, Building game March 2013