FOLLOW THE LEADER
(TOPIC: LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK)
ALL BUT ONE IN A CIRCLE, ONE STUDENT IN THE MIDDLE. THE MIDDLE STUDENT CLOSES HER EYES, AND THE REST OF THE GROUP QUIETLY CHOOSES A LEADER.
MIDDLE STUDENT OPENS HER EYES AND TRIES TO FIND THE LEADER.
THE WHOLE GROUP FOLLOWS THE LEADER, IN EVERYTHING HE DOES. AS SOON AS THE MIDDLE STUDENT FINDS OUT WHO THE LEADER WAS THE ROUND IS OVER, AND A NEW PERSON GOES INTO THE MIDDLE.
THIS ONLY WORKS IF MOVEMENTS ARE CLEAR, NOT TOO FAST, AND IF THE GROUP ’FOLLOWS THE LEADER’ AS FAST AND AS PRECISELY AS POSSIBLE.
DEBRIEF: WE LEAD THROUGH OUR ACTIONS, NOT JUST THROUGH OUR WORDS OR THE POSITIONS WE MAY HOLD. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE GOOD FOLLOWERS AND SUPPORT THOSE LEADERS WE BELIEVE IN, OR THOSE WHO ARE PROMOTING CAUSES WE WANT TO SUPPORT. DID ANY FOLLOWERS DELIBERATELY MISLEAD THE STUDENT IN THE MIDDLE? WHAT MIGHT THIS TELL US?
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.