DURATION: 45 min
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 5 To 15
AGE: 12 To 20 years old
LEVEL OF TRUST: Medium
LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION: Medium
LEVEL OF LEVEL_OF_PREPARATION: Yes
Task the group with building a simple but creative common work (for example: building a tower as high as possible) from the provided materials.
Each participant one of two possible roles: builder or destroyer. The participants can't reveal their roles to each other until the very end. In reality, all group members are given builder roles and no one is really assigned as a destroyer.
Rules given to the group:
Builders have to build and destroyers have to destroy in the least noticeable way.
Participants cannot reveal their role.
The group has two tasks: to build a common work and identify the hidden destroyers.
- When the common work is done, hold a group discussion.
- In the discussion, the participants still cannot reveal their roles .
- The street workers then ask the group: who thinks that someone is a destroyer, and why?
- The ones who’ve been pointed out should be stopped if they want to defend themselves.
- Then, the group members who didn’t choose anyone are asked to speak about the people who’ve been targeted as destroyers.
- Finally, the targeted members are asked how they feel and at the end they all reveal their true roles.
- Then a reflection starts.
The participants are given feedback on what happened, why it happened, how it can be prevented, and there is a reflection on how to treat these situations in the future.
papers, things found on the street, natural products in the forest, the materials must be variable
COMMENTS, TIPS & TRICKS:
If someone says that they think no one is a destroyer, focus on them and let them talk about why they think so.
The group discussion can be very heated. It's best to establish some rules before it starts.
If there are more street workers available, some of them can join the group and act a bit like a destroyer, and then help steer the group discussion.