Part One: Developing team sheets
The first part of the Team of Life process involves young people considering who are the members of their ‘Team of Life’:
- Who make up some of the team members of your life? These people can be alive or no longer living. They can be present in your life now or people who you have known in the past. Who are the people who have been most influential (in a positive way) in your life?
- Who is your goal keeper? If you had to name one person who looks out for you, who guards your goals, who is most reliable, who would this be?
- Who are some of the other team-mates in your life, those you play with, those whose company you enjoy?
- Who is your coach? Who is it you have learned most things from? It is possible to have more than one coach. And it’s possible that they may or may not still be alive. What are some of the things that they have taught you?
- What is your home ground? Where is the place you feel most ‘at home’? You may have more than one place. They may even be in more than one country. Your home ground might be somewhere that you go regularly, or somewhere that you only visit in your memories or dreams now.
We are the World United
We have a message to send
It’s faith and trust that we defendFor these are in our hearts
And with team mates all around
This is the World United sound
Sometimes it’s also possible to create Team of Life theme songs! Here is an example from a group of young people who came to Australia as unaccompanied refugees. They have called their team World United!
Click to listen to the song.