Event preparation

In Australia and Queensland, citizens are allowed to organise rallies or protests in public spaces in order to voice their opinion on issues.  In order to hold an event (be it small or large) you always need to seek the permission of a person on whose land you are holding an event. This can be an individual, business, local council or state or federal government.  If you are expecting a large number of people, police should also be informed.

Scenario

A group of young people have chosen the problem of littering in their local park as a challenge they’d like to address. There has been an increase in people visiting the area and leaving their rubbish, as there are not enough bins and visitors are not taking their rubbish with them. One of the actions the group has decided on is to create a short play in the park to educate people about littering, especially other kids who visit the park and their parents.

Activity Instructions

Read through the scenario. Review all of the eight steps.

Drag and drop three steps that these young people should start working on immediately.

Get ready for media: media release, posters and photos.
Create a list of tasks and allocate responsibilities.
Source or make costumes, props and campaign T-shirts.
Contact the council for permission.
Contact the media (papers and radio).
Write synopsis of the play, its messages and goals.
Organise transport and find an adult to accompany the group.
Write and rehearse the play.

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