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Equality & Diversity resource


One of my students last year used a training exercise which required the class or groups to decide which people they wanted on their life raft. With limited places on the raft, not everyone could be saved. An example included an elderly lady, teenage boy etc. the boy was chosen for his youth when it was later revealed he couldnt swim, where as the lady was a trained nurse. I require a full copy of this exercise for training i am due to carry out shortly.
many thanks.

Celia Lawson-Pegg
Lawson Pegg Associates
Celia Lawson-Pegg

2 Responses

  1. Similar exercise
    Hi celia

    I have a similar exercise which is about selecting 9 people from a list of 14 to start a new colony.

    Email me on sue[at]people-solutions[dot]co[dot]uk if you would like a copy



  2. Life raft exercise
    You can get this exercise and similar ones from
    Others may be able to supply their own versions but before you use them do make sure they have the copyright and are happy to give you full permission.
    One of the first versions of this type of exercise was called Cave Rescue. Since then many other survival exercises have been created for team working, leadership, communications, diversity and decision making purposes. It is interesting that this type of activity has been popular for so long and has spawned so many derivatives. I do hope this is because it helps, with good facilitation, to translate learning into changed behaviour and not just because it is enjoyable.


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