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Orchestra Director

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Funny and useful energyser: easy to explain and to do and without any need of materials!
Perfect for every occasion!

Aims of the tool

When people look sleepy or tired, it can be used to get people moving and to give them more enthusiasm.

Description of the tool

Participants stand in a circle. One person volunteer to leave the room. After he/she leaves, the rest of the group choose a ‘leader’, the orchestra director. The leader must perform a series of actions and sounds, such as clapping, tapping a foot, etc, that are copied by the whole group. The volunteer comes back into the room, stands in the middle and tries to guess who is leading the actions. The group protects the leader by not looking at him/her. The leader must change the actions at regular intervals, without getting caught. When the volunteer spots the leader, he/she join the circle, and the person who was the leader leaves the room to allow the group to choose a new leader.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Youngsters and adults. Useful if you’re working in intercultural context with people with difficulties on foreign languages.

and addresses

YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

It is recommended for use in:

Action 1.1 (Youth Exchanges)
Action 4.3 (Training and Networking)

Materials needed:

No materials are required.


10 minutes

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laura Pierfelici (on 8 November 2012)

and last modified

7 November 2012

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