Wednesday, 28 May 2008

On Trial

Stand the group in a circle and put one person in the middle.
Get the people on the outside to come up with accusations about the one in the middle. .
The person in the middle is only allowed to respond with actions or gesture to defend themselves but not words. (You can get the circle to walk around to make it more accusatory.)
After a while stop and ask the group if they think the person in the middle is guilty or not of the accusations. (You could select a smaller group to sit out and watch who act as the jury)
If they can understand his/her mimed actions then they are cleared of those charges but if not they are guilty.
Ask how did the accused feel in the middle?
How did the accusers feel?

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