The class stands in a circle. One person (the detective) leaves the room. Somebody in the circle is chosen as the leader. She begins making a simple repeating movement which everybody else copies. The detective returns and stands in the centre of the circle. Every now and again the leader should change the movement. Everybody else changes as soon as they realise. The rest of the group should try not to look directly at the leader, so that they do not give her away. The detective tries to spot the leader and as soon as he does, the game is over and a new detective is chosen.
A good leader will be able to change the movements subtly or even quite blatantly without giving anything away through facial expression. The group as a whole can soon become proficient at playing this game – which really does help develop group awareness.
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