Building a tower with newspapers can be used as an icebreaker exercise at the beginning of the workshop. This playful activity involves a practical group challenge that will allow participants to get acquainted with one another. The problem-solving, yet fun task of building a paper tower typically generates a sense of collaboration and engagement.
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- The facilitator should check that there are adequate tape and newspapers available for each group.
- There should be enough space in the workshop venue for each group to build a tower.
- Instead of using newspapers, the tower can also be built with recycled printing papers. To ensure fairness, however, all the teams should use the same materials to build the tower.
This exercise summary draws from the practical experience of the database contributors, as well as the following resource:
- Newspapers Towers Game. Icebreakers.ws. Retrived on 2 March 2022 from https://www.icebreakers.ws/medium-group/newspaper-towers.html.