The Rogers Academy (a „non-school” run by the Rogers Foundation) organizes the so-called Eco Day two times a year; one in the Autumn, and one in the Spring. On these occasions students can take part in various ecology and nature related activites. This year, the Rogers Foundation organized the Eco Day on the 13th of October, and among activities such as planting flowers, trimming the bushes in the garden or composting, students had an opportunity to play the New Shores game.
It was the first time for The Rogers Foundation to try the game out with a younger audience (students aged 13-20). Therefore the organizers were very excited at how they would react to the game. 16 students and 4 parents/relatives took part in the workshop. The game went smoothly, as the students (and parents) got to know their island and started building and planting, facing some difficulties as well. The group was highly cooperative and no major conflicts emerged. The debriefing session after the game proved that they all appreciated the experience and would be willing to try it again to check what they can do differently. So, maybe in the Spring we will have some follow up?