European Active Citizenship Gymkhana

The gymkhana is a competition in which the participants have to sort out problems and questions and reach the goal. Our Gymkhana is about Europe 2020 issues. Students are divided into international teams of four. They must decode messages to find where the information boards are located. In these boards, students can find the data and knowledge to ...


The following questionnaire was used in order to evaluate the project:

Eleven teachers from the five schools answered the questions. These are the average (from 1 to 5 range) and the main conclusions drawn:

1. Did you have any problem or difficulties with:
           a. Posters (Searching for information, Publisher, printing, etc.)
           b. Setting the questions
           c. Passing the quality test
           d. Accomplish deadlines.
According to the answers, a few difficulties were found in creating posters, setting questions or passing the quality test. However, 45.45 % of the teachers had some difficulties in accomplishing deadlines. Actually, it became a serious issue which eventually were solved by being more flexible with deadlines.
2. Are you satisfied with the selected questions?
3. Evaluate the gymkhana carried out in Zagreb
4. Would you use a gymkhana as an activity in your school?
5. Was the working sessions suitable to reach the scheduled targets?
6. Was there enough time to solve your doubts?
7. Has the coordinator team cleared enough the activities to do and the Schedule?
8. Has the coordinator team solved the doubts?
9. Has the coordinator of your country cleared enough the activities to do and the Schedule?
Suggestions and comments:
- It was difficult to set questions from some posters (too much text, small font, very simple charts and statistics).
- The communication process worked smoothly.
- Some deadlines were broken so we had some stress because of that.
- The gymkhana was a completely new thing to us so we had certain problems sorting out what it was.
- A new project has always its own difficulties like gathering all participants to the same mailing list. But things have been done to improve it.
- Preparing the posters was a very interesting work for students. They were forced to go into problem and find the solution.
- The game was excellent and enforceable.
- No difficulties, maybe to much stuff to deal with.


Despite some inevitable difficulties and the amount of work that come with every ambitious project, it has been a very worthwhile experience for the teachers and students involved. We encourage other teachers to reproduce this activity, either using the materials shared on these pages or, even better, creating their own materials along with their pupils.

This project is part of a bigger Erasmus+ project called European Active Citizenship. We invite you to follow us on:

Author: Carla Campogiani
Last editor: Eduardo Cas Calzado