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school project

students project manage fixes at 'their' school
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Undergraduate, secondary school projects that get students to find problems in their school. The problems are then written up with a project management solution including costings. These could be as small as removing some graffiti, fixing a hole or window, to the upgrading of a court yard landscape or repairing a retaining wall. Even just cataloging and ordering spare stored resources could count.

Projects could then be vetted and actioned, carrying the pupils' involvement to the next stage.

Hopefully after a decade or so, the school would have projects getting rarer and rarer with pupils having a greater attachment to 'their' school. Parent involvement could also add to this holistic socialism.

Maybe then, the next level of geeks will know how to fix an elevator.

wjt, Apr 12 2015

What about janitor school? https://www.youtube...watch?v=qLo0phnh-kA
what about them? [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 12 2015]

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       A vocational school I attended for awhile, students regularly participated in some of the day-to-day operations and maintenance. Not really a new idea.
FlyingToaster, Apr 12 2015
  

       [FlyingToaster],[2 fries..] Did it really cement the emotional tie to the school or was it just a workbook to get through?
wjt, Apr 13 2015
  

       Dunno really, nothing to compare it to; it was just "school" to me.
FlyingToaster, Apr 13 2015
  
      
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