The World English Experience is about the UK, learning English, excursions and competitions but it is also about teamwork. Teamwork is a springboard for students to learn valuable lifelong skills like cooperation and communication. As well as that, it is a lot of fun!
Below you can find 3 team building activities that you can practice in your classroom – in your own language or in English!
Students sit at their desks or in a circle on the floor and take turns to say a fact about themselves. If the statement is true about other students, they should stand up and say “Me too!”. It is a great way for them to get to know each other and appreciate the similarities and differences in the group.
Bring around 20 random objects to the classroom and display them on your desk or on a table in the middle of the room. In their teams, students must find connections among the objects and decide on a number of categories to put them in. After some time, each team nominates a speaker to talk about their classification and the logic behind it. It is a great exercise for teams to think outside the box and establish their own team dynamics.
Arrange an obstacle course in the classroom or hall. Divide the class into teams. Students should take turns to navigate this “mine field” while blindfolded, with only their teammates to guide them with verbal or non-verbal cues (like sounds). This activity will help them build that important trust bond that is vital for every team.
In this week’s post we are also bringing you a bulletin with information about your WEE centre for 2020. You can access it by clicking here.