Trust Walk

Summary

Developing pair cohesion with a game where each person needs the support of the other.

How Do I Play It?

Have students form pairs.

Person A keeps eyes closed, while Person B walks on one leg. The two students support each other as they move around.

Halfway through the walk, students exchange roles.

Students need to relate their experience, listing sounds, tactile experiences, and so on.

Variations

You can change how the pairs communicate to each other e.g. just led non-verbal or just verbal and non-led.

Participants
Pairs
Expertise
Novice
Duration
Short (5 mins or less)
Skills
Confidence, Spatial Awareness, Teamwork
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Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.