What’s the aim of the game?
- To help young people understand the difference between representing themselves (speaking about their personal opinions), representing other people’s point of views/ the group’s point of view and representing Whizz-Kidz.
- To encourage the group to get to know each other better.
How do we play it?
1. In pairs, ask people to share some information about themselves to their partner.
Share your name, what you had for breakfast and what you think is the best thing about this club.
Share your age, your favourite band/musician and what you think is the best thing about living in the UK or your town.
2. Give everyone 5 minutes to share information with their partner.
3. Invite everyone back into a circle and ask each young person to report their findings about their partner to the rest of the group. The person who they are speaking about has to say whether or not their partner has represented them correctly.
How much time will it take?
This game should last about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the group and how much discussion happens about each piece of information that is reported to the group.
How can the activity be adapted and extended?
- The group can have another go with a different partner and share different information.
- Instead of feeding back to the whole group you can get each pair to join another pair and each introduce their partners to the new pair to make a group of 4.
What roles can staff and volunteers play?
- Above all else be enthusiastic, encourage everyone to take part and make sure everyone’s voice is listened to.
- If needed, HCAs, staff and volunteer can help the young people to communicate their ideas, help the young people to move around the room and generally support young people to actively take part.