(TOPIC: LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK)
ALL STUDENTS SIT OR STAND IN A CIRCLE.
ONE STUDENT STARTS A LITTLE GESTURE, WITH OR WITHOUT A LITTLE SOUND.
THE NEXT STUDENT TAKES IT OVER AND MAKES IT BIGGER. EVERY PERSON EXAGGERATES A LITTLE MORE UNTIL THE LAST STUDENT DOES THE WHOLE THING TO THE EXTREME.
MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS STICK TO THE ORIGINAL GESTURE/SOUND, AND DON’T JUST DO THEIR OWN THING. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE MOVEMENT GROW ORGANICALLY.
DEBRIEF: DISCUSS THE NEED TO WATCH AND OBSERVE OTHERS. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE GOOD FOLLOWERS. WERE WE CONSIDERATE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE COMING AFTER US, OR DID WE MAKE IT HARD FOR THEM (BY EXAGGERATING TOO MUCH)? DID I MAKE IT ALL ABOUT ME (STUDENTS TO THINK ABOUT THEIR OWN ACTIONS)? HOW CAN WE ENSURE WE SUPPORT AND MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND US IN OUR LIVES?
ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES
All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.org, www.reachout.com, www.playmeo.com, www.tom.edu.au, and through years of practice in education. Thanks to the many educators who have contributed to this list of tried and tested activities.
For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.