The challenge: in teams of four, work together to create an original game using two hoops, a ball, and a skipping rope.
Decisions had to be made about the rules of the game and where it is played. Ten minutes of planning time was given, then it was testing time. After trialling the games, students were given a chance to discuss the outcome and make modifications. Remembering that while they were sharing ideas and opinions they had to be considerate of others and listen to other people's ideas with an open mind.
During reflection time, students discussed the outcomes of the decision making, who took a lead role, if everyone was involved or if some students stepped back from the decision making process and were happy to go along with the majority or if they felt unheard.
Some interesting games were invented and trialled. Learning about working together and making collaborative decisions was hard and needed extra work. This was a great learning experience for all members of the class.