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Pennies – Free Energiser

Duration: 15 - 20 minutes

Intended for:

This free energiser brain teaser helps gets participants thinking and helps to get their minds working again after a lull in a training programme.

The answer might also surprise some participants so the activity can also be used to emphasise how important it is to be clear about the potential outcome before committing to anything.

Training course contents:

Instructions to help you run the energiser activity can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.

Resources Needed:

Pen/Pencil and paper for each participant


Pose the following question to the group If I save 1p on the 1st January, 2p on the 2nd, 4p on the third, and continue , each day saving twice as much as the day before, how much will I have saved altogether by the last day of January?




Pose the question at the beginning of a training event and reveal the answer at the end. You could offer a small prize to the first person to come to you with the correct answer.


Use this energiser to help participants to re-focus their minds during a lull in a training programme. It can also be useful in problem solving training courses.

Pennies – Free Energiser


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