To be able to work together as a team
To argue your case for staying in the balloon
To understand how to reach a joint decision
Get into groups of three/four.
I need seven groups altogether.
The balloon is heading for the sea!
There are too many people on board for it
to make it to the desert island and safety.
You have to decide which 2 people will be
thrown from the balloon and which people
will survive to face the trials of the desert
the skills needed on the desert island
any useful skills that your character has
based on their occupation/job.
any extra skills your character might have
from hobbies or younger life
So first – what skills will be useful on a
Tell me why your character should not be
thrown to their deaths off the balloon! Along
with reasons why.
I will choose one person to speak to
Defend your character!
Give one/two/three reasons why your
character should stay on-board.
1. The footballer has recently set up a charity for
underprivileged (poor) children in Uganda (Africa).
2. The Doctor has been suspected of having lied about
his degree and may not be a real doctor.
3. The teacher is a P.E. teacher.
4. The dentist has a long history of medical problems
– he is always ill! But his hobbies are orienteering
5. The gardener used to be in the Marines but was
dishonourably discharged (thrown out).
6. The fireman recently won a medal for bravery.
7. The tramp has survived on the streets for seven
You need to justify why your character
should retain their place in the balloon.
I will choose someone new to discuss your
You also need to decide who doesn’t belong
The island is uninhabited and remote.
The balloon contains a First Aid kit.
The island is home to several poisonous
snakes but no large predators.
The island has a selection of fruit trees which
are difficult to access due to their long,
Now is your last opportunity to make your
Other groups can challenge your
reasoning/ideas so be prepared to argue for
your choices and against their opinions.