Electric wire

Physical activity to promote co-operation

1. Pull a rope taut approximately at the shoulder height of a student of average height.
2. The rope represents a live electric wire, so no-one is allowed to touch it.
3. The whole class is asked to climb over the rope (it is forbidden to crawl under), i.e. relocate all classmates one after another.

How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives

  • Attitudes and attributes
  • Education techniques
  • Motivation and resilience

Actual outcomes

Educational objective: Developing the ability of the students to cooperate
Supporting the cohesion within the class
Qualities in focus: Cooperation
Target group, age of the students: 8th−9th grade
Suitable for: Physical Education, school outings

Resources required

2-metre rope, two chairs

Time needed

15 minutes

What could have been done differently or is planned for future repeats?

The rope height must be determined according to the fitness of the groups, so that the students cannot jump over the rope. Support must be shown to the students if they tend to give too soon.

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