Monday, 23 August 2010

Positive Alternatives Peer Education Group

Tonight I met with the Peer Education Group, approximately 8 young people aged between 17 and 25. They have been working with Positive Alternatives since last October training to be peer educators. They have completed their training and have now decided to develop an educational alcohol and drug based board game as a means to help other young people learn about these issues.

They have created the components for this game and I am working with them over a few sessions to help them with the visual design of it and facilitating the beginnings of a scaled down version of the life size game.   

 This was the beginning of the making of their miniature ( yes this is down sized) version of their game.  After meeting during the week we brought together some images and lettering to accompany their concepts of the game.  Initially there was a bit of concern that they would need more help in the design but I think they have proved their capabilities in bringing it all together.  
This smaller version of the game gives the group the opportunity to  decide on the final look of the game, choosing the designs and colours that work best for them.  Ultimately they will be looking to have the game manufactured into a durable touring game that will be a forum to discuss the issues surrounding drugs and alcohol. 
There was a great amount of work put into this game before I met with the group and it was good to help them a little bit toward the realisation of a great idea.  Facilitating these workshops meant helping them with accumulating materials for the mock up, assisting them in finalising the look of the game and advising them on materials to complete this stage of their design.  
Well done to all involved I will be in touch to see the end product.

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