The concept behind the activity
There is one outstanding feature of successful teams: the team members can rely on each other. However, for many people it is difficult to let go. The Band enables your delegates to physically feel the support of the team. The perfect combination of physical experience and team learning!
Facilitating the activity
The Band can be used to support a number of activities; they can be both physical and quietly reflective. Roundabout (RA): 6–10 people stand within the stretched Band, each person being supported by The Band. Suddenly, one person changes position by running and letting themselves fall into the material. Then the next person starts. As soon as the group has developed a feeling of stability and rhythm the trainer can increase the pace and dynamics of the movements. Microcosm (MC): This physical activity requires a space that is safe and secure. Up to 16 people can stand or sit in The Band. Lean back, feel the team support and discuss your issues. Change: All participants stand inside the band. The group then develop a logical system whereby they are able to maintain tension whilst exchanging positions within the band. At the same time, the team need to move the band and entire group through a distance of about thirty metres. Only with efficient team choreography can the team succeed.