(TOPIC: LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK)
EVERYONE STARTS MILLING ABOUT THE ROOM.
ANY STUDENT MAY DECIDE TO STOP WALKING AT ANY TIME. AS SOON AS ONE STUDENT STOPS WALKING, EVERYONE NEEDS TO FREEZE IN POSITION.
AS SOON AS EVERYONE IS FROZE, START WALKING AGAIN. OBVIOUSLY, THE IDEA IS FOR THE GROUP TO FREEZE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
ONCE STUDENTS HAVE THE HANG OF IT, LET ALL STUDENTS MAKE NOISES, HUM, WHISTLE AS THEY MILL ABOUT. THE NOISIER, THE MORE CHALLENGING THE EXERCISE BECOMES.
ANOTHER VARIATION IS THAT THE TEACHER COULD SECRETLY NOMINATE ONE PERSON AS THE LEADER, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY PERSON ALLOWED TO INITIATE THE STOP WALKING. IT’S INTERESTING WHEN OTHERS DO IT, EVEN WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY, AND THE GROUP FOLLOWS.
DEBRIEF: STUDENTS CAN NOTICE THE INFLUENCE THAT THEY HAVE- WITH OR WITHOUT THE “AUTHORITY” TO BE A LEADER. WE LEAD THROUGH OUR ACTIONS, NOT JUST THROUGH HOLDING A LEADERSHIP POSITION.
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.