Privilege tag

Privilege tag

Privilege Tag

Activity suitable to be used for tackles social issues and matters of inclusion

Number of people to be involved

2 teams of 6-7 people

Space and Technical requirements

Space big enough to play tag
Materials to signify what team is each participant in (bibs, hats, pieces of fabrics,… in 4 colours)

Session Objectives
(expected learning outcomes)

> To develop social competences
> To consider privilege and what does it mean
> To tackles issues of unequality and inclusion

  The session step by step (with timing and responsibilities)



10 minutes

Usually a ETS session start with short warm up.

One way to warm up and to make the teams is to put all the marking elements on the other side of the playing field.

Choose one participant to be the catcher (This person does not need to run).

People will have to run there and grab one of the marking elements.

Alternative: everyone runs and there is n-1 marking elements. So the person that does not have a marking element is the catcher.

15 minutes

Part One
Here give all the necessary indications on what participants to do. Trainer has to explain the rules of the game shall be explained here.

So, the trainer chooses one participant to be the catcher and divide the rest of the participants in 4 different groups: Blue, Yellow, Green and Red. (to connect with the warming activity that can be used for this).

This is a tag game. The catcher has to “catch” the rest of the participants. If one person is catched stays “freezed” in the spot standing with the arms extended. They can be liberated if another participant touches them.

If the group is very big there can be several catchers.

15 minutes

Part two
Indicate, as in the previous section how trainer instructs participants. Do not forget there will be some rules changing in this part.
In this part of the game there is a hierarchy represented by the colours:
Blues can be saved by anyone.
Yellows by yellows, greens and reds.
Greens by greens and reds.
And Reds by reds.
You play again but under this new rules.

30 minutes

You might include some debriefing questions relevant to your game and exercise.
Of course those should be connected to the topic that you have tackled and to the session objectives stated in prior.
• How do you feel?
• What have you seen?
• When was more difficult to play?
• What was the issue with having different groups?
• Can you relate this to any situations in your life? And in the life of others?
• What can be done?


(Synthesis of emerging key issues, most important outputs, results of the session – that will be included in the report)

As the activity is colour based ensure that there is also other ways of recognising the groups in case of having someone colour blind.