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Six volunteers learn the skills needed to work as a team on a search and rescue challenge. The children explain the skills they could bring to team-working. After the challenge is explained, the children plan the jobs they might do. They recognise that a leader is necessary if the team is to work successfully, and identify the skills a leader needs.
Emotional Literacy
This clip is from:
Emotional Literacy, Working Together
First broadcast:
19 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip is useful to illustrate what 'working together' means and to help children develop both team and leadership skills. Discuss what makes a good team member and what skills are needed to be a leader. Children could then choose a leader for their class (or two, if it's a big class). Encourage pupils to agree on a list of 8-10 jobs that would help keep the classroom running smoothly. Working together, they have to decide who does what and why. Once the activity is completed, discuss feelings and reactions. (Has everybody been listened to? Was the leader guiding the group in the right way? What problems have they encountered? Was communication good?)

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