In this activity, we were involved in a number of problem solving tasks.
One of the most challenging tasks was trying to ‘transport’ our team of 17 girls across a ‘bottomless pit’ (imaginary) using 5 ‘floating stones’ (small mats). We had to think creatively as well as cooperatively.
Another challenging task was getting our team through a barrier in a very creative way. Many girls had good ideas and we realised that it was important that each girl’s ideas were heard. We realised that listening and then waiting our turn to contribute, were two very important skills which would help us to succeed in our challenge.
At the end of the activity, we reflected on what we had learned. We were asked to come up with a catchy ‘HEADLINE’ which would summarise something important that we had learned through these activities.
A few HEADLINES composed by some of the girls are shown below.
Ashley F, Kayley, Grace and Sienna F