A sense of trust is an essential ingredient for students to feel comfortable learning together. “Trust Walks” are a traditional cooperative movement activity that helps build community and connection. They can be a real eye opener for students’ interactions—in order to participate in the game, they have to trust a friend to be there for them, just like an adult helps a baby! It is important to be very clear about the boundaries of the activity and the safety issues inherent in the game.
Students play a trust game to explore and discuss how it feels to support others in a challenging situation, and also how it feels to need help during those challenges.