April Merit Award - CO-OPERATION

April Merit Award - CO-OPERATION

What is co-operation?

  • Working together for a common purpose
  • Working together to reach a common goal

What does co-operation look like/sound like?

  • Happily doing something that will help others
  • Agreeing to play a game others want to play if it means the group will benefit
  • Helping someone in need by opening a door or helping to carry something
  • Helping to find a compromise when a group is in disagreement 
  • Playing fair when participating in sports or games, and being a "good loser" and a "good winner"
  • Inviting someone who is alone or "left out" to join the group
  • Encouraging others to recognize the importance of co-operation by demonstrating the spirit of co-operation in your daily activities
  • Volunteering time or resources to a community project
  • Listening to the ideas of group members and finding ways for each person to feel valued and important
  • Offering to do a job that nobody else in the group wants to do
  • Asking the group members for their ideas and opinions


"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." (Martin Luther King Jr.)

"The only thing that will redeem mankind is co-operation." (Bertrand Russell)

"He that does good to another does good also to himself." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 4 BC-65 AD)

"We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." (George Bernard Shaw)