“Save Gordon!” is a crime prevention program based on experiential education developed by the Crime Prevention Subdivision of Zala County Police Headquarters in the framework of a project financed by the National Crime Prevention Council called “Network for safety”. The idea of the program is based on the experience that in a world full of information and stimulus it is hard to achieve objectives with preventive trainings in schools. With transforming the prevention topics into a playful form, we try to regain the attention of the children.
The concept of the program is based on the popular “escape games” because in our point of view information can better be transferred through this communication channel to the age group of 10-14.
Gordon is a bear who is handcuffed and waiting for somebody to rescue him in 90 minutes. In that period of time students have to solve different exercises, logical tasks, quizzes to get small information packages related to crimes. To get the last code that finally frees Gordon they have to share the accumulated knowledge with the other teams. The last task is a survey that contains questions for each team. The whole class have to work together and discuss the questions.
The project started in 2016 and it is still running.
Last review: January 2020.