What you might need to know

For this final lesson, we look at the concept of team work in the European Union. As we mentioned in previous lessons, the EU is a big club. So how can all countries work together? It is difficult and it involves a lot of compromising which some countries like the UK do not like. The UK considers that leaving the EU will give it control back over its destiny, its rules and its migration policy in particular.

For the children, this lesson uses the book the Day the Crayons Quit to convey the idea that team work can be very beneficial. As an activity, we get the children to use building blocks in groups of 5 or 6 to build a tower with different colours. We’re trying to get them to work together and see how easy or difficult it can be to agree in a group, just like in the EU!