It’s been a brilliant half term for Crew Shackleton, but I think it’s fair to say, if you’re lost at sea with anyone from this crew, you’re in trouble.
Considering we’re named after a famous ocean explorer, we’ve got a bit of work to do.
That is according to the Lost at Sea activity we did this week where each person was given a list of 15 items they were able to salvage from a sinking ship. Items were ordered 1-15 in terms of their importance.
Once this was done individually, we worked in groups of 3-4 to decide on the best order using teamwork skills, communication and problem solving, with clear expectations about what this mean before the session started.
Our results were then compared to a panel of survival experts’ rankings to reveal how likely we were to survive.
Thankfully, most students would have survive. But only just.
And as for April and Faith…I think they’re still bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere!
The point, however, was working as a group to solve a problem. Some of our strengths were:
- encouraging each other to contribute asking questions;
- being respectful with each others’ ideas;
- having some controlled fun;
- Excellent time-keeping – everyone finished on-time.
Well done Crew Shackleton. A really enjoyable activity.
A big shout out to Faith and Lilly who circulated to help people with their maths when calculating their scores, and Nikodem who took it upon himself to help another crew member correct their mistakes.
And, Crew Shackleton, I agree. I don’t care whether it’s top of the list or not, Shark repellent is coming with me!