OBJECTIVE: Introduce the group to a new way of working. Mix up the group. Get pupils moving and active whilst repeating a new greeting in French, English or Welsh. Introduce the concept of muscle memory.
Pupils introduce themselves to each other in French, English or Welsh. Shake hands with someone to introduce yourself. Still holding that hand, find another person to shake hands with, using your remaining free hand, and introduce yourself to them.
Now let go of the first person and find a third. Keep holding the third while you drop the second person’s hand and find a fourth, and so on until you have shaken everyone’s hand in the room.
Top Tip: Watch the video. This group is using Spanish, English and Welsh phrases. You can see it is easier to do this activity when you stand in a circle.