We spent lots of time in the first week getting to know each other and team building. One of the challenges we had to overcome was to work together as a team to change the formation of a stack of cups using only one long piece of string and an elastic band. There were only two rules; 1) The children were not allowed to touch the cups with their hands and 2) Everyone had to work equally to achieve the task.
When asked how they felt during the activity some of these words came to mind. Exhilarating, frustrating, annoying, fun, challenging. Through this activity, we were able to explore how to work productively in a team.