FGGA introduces The Great Migration Game
On Thursday 18 December, 170 first-year pupils from Gymnasium Haganum visited Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) in The Hague. The faculty has developed The Great Migration Game (Het grote Migratiespel) as a fun way to introduce pre-university pupils to its fields of education and research.
The children learn about complex social questions in an informal way and come into contact with the kinds of issues taught and researched within the faculty. They also learn more about studying, exploring the meaning of academia and what it means to be a student. The pupils attended a lecture before starting the game, and visited the Wijnhavengebouw at the campus in The Hague.
‘The Great Migration Game’ challenges pupils to take on the roles of people who are involved in the flow of refugees from Africa to Europe. They have to make decisions that affect the migrants, with the end goal of deciding how many migrants will actually reach Europe.
There are two versions of the game: one for younger pupils and another variant for older children. The faculty has begun developing a second game, this time on the topic of security.
Are you interested in The Great Migration Game? The game is conducted in Dutch. Schools can contact the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs Communications department.