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Supported by The British Army

Team transformers (motorcycle)

Disguise yourselves as a motorcycle and learn about what makes them go.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Scissors
Transformer cards (motorcycle)
PDF – 97.3KB

Before you begin

  • Cut out the 'Transformer cards (motorcycle)'.

Time to transform

  1. Hand out the cards to your group members. Some cards can be used by multiple group members, this is written on the bottom of the cards.
  2. Everyone will read their card. It will tell them their vehicle part, what it does and give some suggestions on how to act this out.
  3. Each person needs to work out where they go on a vehicle, in relation to everyone else. This should be clear from the information on the card.
  1. Once everyone is in position the group leader will tell everyone to transform. Group members will then act out their vehicle part, this could be a physical action, making a noise or both.
  2. The group should now take turns showing everyone their action individually and then explaining what part they represent and reading the description on the card.

Reflection

We travel in different vehicles every day, but do we really know how they work? Learning how things that we use all the time work can help us to use them more easily and effectively. We might also learn how to fix and maintain them too which can keep us safe and save us money.

A great vehicle works like a great team. There are lots of different parts, big and small, that are each doing their own jobs. Some are big and obvious and some are small and hidden away, but if any of the parts were removed or broken the vehicle would stop working. A great team is exactly the same, if everyone knows their job and where they are meant to be, they can work together much better.

Safety

Scissors

Supervise young people appropriately when they’re using scissors. Store all sharp objects securely, out of the reach of young people

Active games

The game area should be free of hazards. Explain the rules of the game clearly and have a clear way to communicate that the game must stop when needed.

Contact games and activities

Make sure everyone understands what contact is acceptable, and monitor contact throughout the activity.

All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.