With the scent of flowers and the sound of birds singing, Joy International School has been open for two weeks. Last week grade 7 and 8 students enjoyed some fun team-building activities. Team building can enhance communication among team members in an organized way, and enhance mutual understanding and trust.
These included activities to “cross a river” using “rocks” (actually paper sheets!), to stand as a group of four students on the smallest piece of paper possible, transporting fellow students by making a chair from their hands, forming lines based on height, birthday, hair-length and show-size but without talking, and several more besides.
The educational principle is to enable all students to work together for a common goal while enjoying physical and competitive activities. It was hugely enjoyable to see the students embracing the opportunity and working together in a supportive and positive manner.
The middle school students also participated in the “treasure hunt” with teachers. After the teachers assigned tasks to each team, everyone excitedly began to engage in treasure hunting. It was really interesting.
Teacher and middle-school director Mike Cormack has extensive experience of such activities, having been a leader in the Scouting organization while in the UK. He will continue to organize more such activities throughout the year.
Welcome to join us if you are interested.