Materials: A few pairs of scissors and sticky tape, old newspapers or used flipchart paper

Exercise description

The participants split into groups of four or five people. All the groups stay in the same room but work separately. Each group receives a pair of scissors, sticky tape and old newspapers. Slowly and clearly read the task.

Task: “When I say ‘Go!’, your task is to use the materials you have to make a tower as tall as possible. You have three minutes to agree on your strategy and then five minutes to put it into practice.”


Suggested questions to evaluate the exercise: What was it like doing this exercise? How important was it for you to see what the other groups were doing? Why?

Type of exercise:


15-60 min


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Cooperation and teamwork

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