Have you ever felt the initial awkwardness of having a new colleague, or classmate, or neighbour? Do you wish that there were ways to break the ice and get to know them a little more? We definitely felt that need after two weeks of ALF running at full scale with both Ninth and Tenth Standard classes together for the first time. We’ve been busy getting used to new routines and new people…. what better time to do some team building! Last Friday girls had to get out of their comfort zones and work with each other on two group challenges. The result: some new friends and a lot of laughter.
After the acid lake crossing, girls were very excited by their achievement, and there was a great buzz in the air! They were tired, but we had one last thing in store.
Stephen announced that each team had to crowd onto one floor tile… this was easily done! Then, everyone had to get onto half a floor tile, which meant being physically very close, but it was still possible. After that girls had to figure out how to fit their team onto a quarter of a floor tile!
Girls had to work out how to do something uncomfortable and new together, with girls that they hadn’t worked with before, and perhaps hadn’t even spoken with before. Besides cheering a gloomy monsoon day, we’re sure that these activities helped girls develop leadership skills and forge friendships.
Check back in a few days to see more photos from this fun afternoon!