What we’re up to: "Thinking with your hands" and leadership

One of our student groups' designs: 'ordinary leadership' to them looks like a supportive community encircled by a low wall to keep people safe, and bridges to bring others into the community.

One of our student groups' designs: 'ordinary leadership' to them looks like a supportive community encircled by a low wall to keep people safe, and bridges to bring others into the community.

In November we ran an awesome hour-long leadership workshop at one of our schools, involving 17 Year 9 students and about 2,000 pieces of Lego. A huge thanks to the school and to my friend Ann who is a qualified Lego facilitator (yes, that is a real 'job' for all of you who are asking!) for helping to run the session, and supplying all the Lego for us to use. 

The theme of the "thinking with your hands" workshop was "Ordinary Leadership". After some activities, students first built their 'support crew' in Lego, and we talked about each as a group. It was great to see some really creative insights coming through! 

Then, we asked the students to build themselves as leaders into the picture... and everything changed. A deeper level of insight and some great commentary! Well done everyone! 

And of course, kai to finish off... the banana cake I made was gone in under 30 seconds flat.