Real Leaders Training- Week 2

This was the second week of the Real Leaders training and the focus of this weeks session was communication. Communication is one of the key leadership skills our fifteen year 5 young leaders will need to learn and develop over the course of the programme.

Activity 1- What is communication?

For this activity the leaders were split into four different groups, and they were tasked with writing down what the word communication means and what it includes.’ There were some good ideas about what communication is:

  • It is when you speak to people’
  • ‘It is when you listen to people’
  • ‘It is when you explain something to someone’

After talking through our ideas as a group we came up with the following definition: ‘Communication is when a person listens and speaks to another person using their voice or body.’

Activity 2- Forms of Communication 

This activity required the leaders to explore the different forms of communication we can use, using the three heading:

  • Dance: Dance is our physical actions and how we can use our body to communicate
  • Music: Music is our voice and how we can use our voice to communicate
  • Words: These are the words and phrases we use to communicate

Activity 3- How to use our voice

After discussing how we can use our voice in different ways, the leaders then had an opportunity to demonstrate how they can modify and project their voice across the hall. The leaders got themselves into pairs and stood facing each other from opposite ends of the halls. Half of the group would then tell their partner a piece of information while their partner listens (and then their partner would have a go). Firstly, the leaders had to use their normal voice and volume. Next the leaders had to use a whisper voice, followed by a shouting/ screaming voice. The idea of this activity is to demonstrate how we can change our voice and how this can affect how clear our speech is. We ended this activity by learning how to project our voices by talking from our chests/ stomach, relaxing our shoulders and opening their mouths wide we they speak.

Activity 4- Like Clockwork

After all of the theory work about communication was finished the leaders then had the opportunity use their communication skills in the game ‘Like Clockwork.’ This game started with the four groups passing a ball around their group in a set order as a they move around their area. When their number was called they had to move to the next group and continue to move ball around. The leaders were posed extra challenges such as, not being able to speak (to encourage the use of dance), only allowing one person to speak (to understand to people can communicate using different forms) etc.

  • How did you use Dance, Music and Words in the game ‘Like Clockwork’? Give examples for each of the three areas.
  • Which area of communication do you need to work on (Dance, Music or Words) and why?
  • What role on the bus will you take next week and why?



12 thoughts on “Real Leaders Training- Week 2

  • 16th November 2020 at 7:33 pm

    when we could not speak I communicated by using my hands to tell my group to move or pass me the ball. I need to improve my communication when we cannot speak to each other. I might try to be the engine because normally I am always leading the group I am in also I give a lot of ideas.

    • 17th November 2020 at 6:39 pm

      When we played the game we couldn’t speak ,we had to communicate with are hands and I needed to improve communicating and encourage each other more I will try to be the steering wheel because I’m not the steering wheel much

  • 17th November 2020 at 1:04 pm

    In the game clockwork we had to not speak and communicate by like doing clapping or hand signals
    there was dance, music or words I think I need to work on words because I am not very good at saying phrases so in am going to work on that. I will be the headlight next week giving ideas and not taking the lead.

  • 17th November 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Dance: Clap.
    Music: Humming.
    Words: Over here! To me! Now this way!

    We need to work on words as a lot of us were not very good at making noise and expressing what we were doing.

    Next week I will try to go for the role of the conductor as I love working on my leadership skills and guiding the group through the activity.

  • 17th November 2020 at 6:07 pm

    In the game like clockwork we communicated by clapping or showing pass or pointing to where to throw the ball.I need to work on music because my team didn’t really use that.I will try to be the headlights by helping my team with ideas and not interupting or talking to much.

  • 17th November 2020 at 7:45 pm

    In the activity clockwork we could not talk so for example we could clap, point, put thumbs up and many more. We had paper with dance, word and music on it and I think I need to work on music how I go loud and quiet at the right times. Next week I’ll try be the brake when the team is going too fast I’ll slow them down. 🙂

  • 18th November 2020 at 7:45 am

    1. Words can be: Compliment and explanation
    music can be: Nice, come here, well done.
    Dance can be: thumbs up, thumbs down, depressed.
    2. Words because we quite didn’t talk like giving a compliment.
    3. I might try to be a passenger because I would like to encourage other people and leaders so they can have a try.

  • 18th November 2020 at 12:51 pm

    1) Clap, “Good Job and soft.
    2) Dance to see what works with everyone.
    3) Headlights because I am good with ideas and showing errors.

  • 18th November 2020 at 12:59 pm

    1) Dance: clap, Music: volume, Words: good job
    2) dance because i need to use my hands more
    3) my next role will be brake because I have took in charge in the last session

  • 19th November 2020 at 1:13 pm

    1. music : soft and sharp, words: well done, dance: thumbs up.
    2. I think words because it is easier than doing actions and music .
    3. my next role will be a driver because normaly l an quite and a passenger .

  • 24th November 2020 at 1:00 pm
    Permalink sharp and soft rythme,good job,nice movment,welldone
    2.i know that actions such as body launguage is best for me its more understandble. gonna want to be horn for i add facts to peoples ideas but disturb.

  • 4th December 2020 at 12:59 pm

    1. I used dance by looking around the room then i sore everyone diong body launguage so i did to,i dont
    think i used music but i did use words when i was aloud to such as nice one,good job,but only when i was aloud to.
    2.i need to work on dance because sometimes i forget we need body launguage but not all the time so somtimes my group remind me.
    3.i would honestly take condocteter for i need to talk and leed more so i mean i would take conducter.


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