Lisa Adelsköld and Lisa Petri
We are proud to announce that the Storyline ”Children in a Sustainable City” has been rewarded with an environmental prize from Dogme2000. Dogme2000 is a co-operation between 7 different municipalities in Denmark and Sweden whose aim is to be leaders in the fight for a more sustainable society. They perform at a local level. Every year Dogme rewards a project which, in a successful way, works with environmental issues together with children and young people. Within the framework of Save the Children, Lisa Adelsköld and Lisa Petri developed a Storyline with the ambition to create a method for realising a learning situation where you study, create and live in a sustainable development. By doing this the method itself had to be sustainable and democratic in its structure, which Storyline is. By using this democratic and participatory method the children were teaching themselves how to interact in society. We combined this democratic vision with environmental questions where the children created a space were they themselves could decide how it should be organised in the most sustainable way. By the end of the project we wrote a book that is to be seen as a guide for ‘pedagogs’ (educational care workers) who want to work with learning for a sustainable development, but who maybe have a hard time finding enough time to plan and come up with all the pedagogic ideas. So within the book they have the possibility to use this Storyline and within that framework with the themes and exercises that suit their particular class the best. The prize will be used to continue the Storyline work in Sweden.