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Liquorice Allsorts Bridge

Help, we've eaten all of the Liquorice Allsorts!


A team and fellowship building competition.

Materials Needed:

200 gram chocolate bar.
For each team you need:
100g packet of Liquorice Allsorts (at least 2cm diameter size).
A small packet of tooth picks.
Pictures of engineering building principles (triangle, square, pyramid etc).
Two bricks.



Team building requires the group to invest in a reasonable amount of time to ensure that they are working effectively together, and feel comfortable with one another.  This is time well invested and will pay dividends later on.  Working in teams, young people learn how each person can contribute in a team and assist one another to accomplish goals and the loss of group effectiveness by leaving someone out.

Bridge Building Contest:
For this challenge, each team requires limited quantities of Liquorice Allsorts and tooth picks, pictures of engineering building principles (triangle, square, pyramid etc) and two bricks.  Each team must design a bridge that will span a given distance over two bricks set on edge 200mm apart and then build it.  The secret of building a strong bridge is to use the engineering principles.  They will soon realize what engineering structures are secure and which wobble like jelly!

Divide the group into small teams of not more than five people.   Make sure the genders are mixed fairly in each team.  Set the time period and let the eating .... I mean the building begin!   At the end, test each structure with a 200 gram chocolate bar and award it to the team with the strongest bridge!

Bridge Building Contest:
Working in teams increases our friendship and care for each other.  You learn to appreciate one another and value what each person can contribute to the team.  Each person can assist in accomplishing the team's goals and if someone is left out, then there is a loss of the team's effectiveness.

In John 17:20-26, Jesus prayed for those who would believe in Him.  His prayer to His Father was that we should be with Him in Heaven so that we can behold His glory.  Jesus prayed that the love of the Father would be in us, and with Jesus living in our hearts.

In the same way that we want to be in the company of our team, Jesus wants to be a team of two with you.  He wants to be with you all the time.  The question is, will you make room for Jesus?

God bless!


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