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Group Building Activity

“The challenge to experience the team”

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Learn the meaning of the cooperation in a team through a non-formal activity based on learning by doing and experienced learning.

Description of the tool

It's complementary to a teambuilding session like the activity called “discovery the city". You need to create teams of 5 persons, then You explain the rules and You say You’ll give the list of the tasks in a different place They know (such as the main square of the town) BUT They need to arrive there staying together all the time. That’s the moment when You show the strings. You’ll put them in a line and You’ll start to put the string on the ankles of the participants. When all the group arrive at the meeting point You'll give the list of the tasks THEN You show the scissors and You say that finally They’re free to walk without strings. Then the activities “discovery the town” starts.


  • Will the groups include different ages or same aged people?

    Meltem Tunç Biret , 17 December 2009 11:28:06

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Tool overview

“The challenge to experience the team”

This tool is for

Ages: any ages Profile: young people and youth worker Ideal number: 4 groups of 5

and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

- a short string of 110 cm.
- the walk is 200 mt. more or less.
- Scissors


30 minutes

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laura Pierfelici (on 10 December 2009)

and last modified

10 December 2009

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