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Sheep and Shepherd Team Building Exercise

In smaller teams, blindfolded team members must be guided into a pen by the shepherd giving them verbal commands. The team that pens the most amount of sheep in the quickest time, wins the challenge.

In your teams, you must select one person to be a shepherd, everyone else will be sheep. The aim of the challenge is for the shepherd to try and navigate blindfolded sheep into the pen. The team that directs the most amount of sheep into the pen, wins the challenge.

Shepherds can only direct the sheep through sounds – no words are allowed. Shepherds are not allowed past the start point and only one sheep can be guided at a time.

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Trust

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