CBD Scavenger Hunt building key leadership skills
Last Thursday, the Leadership class explored Adelaide CBD in a team-building scavenger hunt that roamed from the historic buildings of North Terrace to the bustling Central Markets.
“We went around the city for two hours, like a sculpture in front of the unis – that sort of thing,” says Keith L., Northern Adelaide Senior College student studying Leadership.
“It taught us how to work in a team and how to deal with other people.”
The scavenger hunt was for Leadership students to complete an activity independent of the teacher in the lead up to a teambuilding assessment they’ll receive later in the term.
Adrienne Gorringe, Leadership teacher at NASC, says that students separated into teams of three and visited 20 iconic Adelaide landmarks in an effort to teach teambuilding, history and navigation.
“At the end they had to rate each other’s input,” says Adrienne.
“This particular task wasn’t about leading from the front but leading from a supportive context. No one was allowed to take charge and everyone had to be treated with equal say.
“The winning team wasn’t exactly the team that got back first, or had all the answers, it was a combination of right answers and teamwork.
“The winning team was actually the team that came back second because they rated each other quite well.”
Radhika B., a NASC Leadership student, enjoyed the scavenger hunt as it taught her how to navigate the city, listen to her teammates and build her confidence as a whole.
“I learned where things are located as I don’t really know the city. I don’t hang around there,” says Radhika.
“Overall it was a great experience and I’d be happy to do it again,” responds Keith.
Adrienne plans to share the success and planning of her activity with other educational staff in the hopes that they can adapt it to suit their curriculum outcomes.
“It’s not just a leadership activity. It could be used in a variety of contexts. Everybody said they really enjoyed it and that I should keep it in the course next time.”
If you would like to enrol in Leadership for 2021 please contact NASSSA Community Learning Centre for more information on (08) 7285 1600.