Tribe: Building Trusting Relationships

Tribe: Building Trusting Relationships

Lesson 4 of 7 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • The Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students learn how getting to know someone is essential to building trust and connection. Students understand what it means to form trust by completing a blind trust walk. They will apply their knowledge to build deeper connections with each other while understanding the importance of vulnerability in relationship building.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • discover the importance of trust and how it can be strengthened through relationship building.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • perform a blind trust walk with a partner and determine how building trust can deepen connections
  • recount information about one of their peers after getting to know them to strengthen their understanding of others
  • design a poster sharing information about themselves to create connections with others.

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  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Social skills

Curriculum Mapping

General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Social management:

  • Demonstrate communication skills in a range of contexts, responding to the enablers of, and barriers to, effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

The Arts – Media Arts – Years 7 and 8:

Design and structure media arts works to communicate ideas, perspectives and meaning for an intended audience (AC9AMA8C01).

UN Sustainable Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Resources Required

  • Interview Questions
  • Poster example
  • Blindfolds (1 per pair)
  • Pens, pencils, rulers, books (1-2 items per pair)
  • Scrap paper (1 per student)
  • Digital devices (1 per student)
  • Canva
  • A4 paper (1 per student)

Additional Info

This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.

LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit

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