Trust Circle and Ladder

Ask the group to form a tight inward facing circle. One person is selected and stands in the centre of the circle. They allow themselves to relax, and fall backwards, safe in the knowledge that their team will catch them and then ‘bounce’ them gently round the circle. The tighter the circle, the less risk of accidents. Remain vigilant and monitor the safety of participants at all times. Give everyone that wants to try the challenge an opportunity to do so.

Trust Ladder

Line the group up into two parallel lines facing each other, standing close together. One person volunteers to go first and stands at one end of the parallel lines and fall forward (crowd surfing style). The group lifts them and passes them down their double line, gently depositing them at the end. They then take their place in the ladder and the next person has a go.

Equipment Required: None
Space Required: Small. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 10 to 16 (if you have more than this split into smaller groups)

Total Time: 20 minutes

2 minutes to brief and set up
15 minutes to achieve outcome
3 minutes to Review

Suggested Learning Outcomes

Active listening
Team Communication