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-OK, it's working. Are you ready?
But it's going to be great, and two heads are better than one.
Yeah, for an alien, maybe.
Look, you do the blogging and I'll do something better and less sad.
Can't. Mike said we should team up. He'll be cross.
Yeah, I'll take my chances.
I'll be disappointed too...
Welcome to The Dumping Ground.
Yeah, what he said.
It's not as bad as it sounds.
If you're watching this, you're one of us now.
Relax. You're going to love it here.
You'll meet some amazing new friends.
Get to try exciting new food.
We promise it will be an experience you'll never forget.
But remember, this is a place where random chaos can strike at any time.
So you have to be prepared...
..for pretty much anything.
And that's why we've made this video blog.
We've been through all this...
..so you don't have to.
This time on The Dumping Ground Survival Files, Teamwork.
Why it's good to work with others.
If we all pull together, nothing's impossible. Right, Bailey?
If you say so.
One word - ants.
Ants. They have the answer.
Ants? Are you serious?!
One of the great things about ants is that they're so tiny
but when they pull together as a team, they can do anything.
Yeah, like moving large twigs or leaves.
OK. Next time I need to move some twigs about,
I'll be right round to you and your ant mates for some help.
It's true. Teamwork makes the dream work.
I'm going to be sick.
# Come on, come on, let's work together... #
You should know that better than most people...
..with your football team and everything.
Mo, football and me are the dream.
-Big match tomorrow.
-What kind of match?
The League Cup Final. Our team's going to storm it.
Are you the captain?
-I should be.
-Are you even any good?
I'm way better than good.
-Yeah, I meant the team.
-I am the team.
Bet they'd be happy to hear that.
A team is nothing without a star.
Pass the ball!
On your right, give him a go!
Bailey, pass the ball. Bailey!
-Pass the ball. Look, look, look!
-Give it in, man.
Bailey, I'm not...
You would've have won far more if you were more of a team player.
You shouldn't believe everything that Mike says.
-What is your problem?
-I've scored four goals, man.
And you let them score five in return.
It's not my fault the defenders are rubbish.
Nothing's ever your fault, is it?
A football team needs 11 players. You can't play a match by yourself.
So what? You're a footie expert now
as much as an everything else expert?
Sorry. I know it's your thing.
Football's more than just a thing, Mo.
I know. The thing, your thing.... Football,
it needs a team, doesn't it?
You know, I think I preferred the ants.
Is it something I said?
As you can see, if you're coming to live here with us for a bit,
you're about to become part of one big, happy team.
Let's talk to some of the members.
Kaz, would you say you are a team person?
Not really, no.
Yes, you are.
When Frank was on the streets he made friends with you, didn't he?
He spotted you were going to be a good friend. A team player.
Frank made friends with me because I shared a packet of crisps.
Frank will do anything for crisps.
If people want to gang up and work together that's fine,
but I'd rather do things by myself.
Why's that? What's so good about being by yourself?
Oh, I don't know, things like
you don't get people asking you stupid questions all the time.
Oh, you mean me.
Get out, Mo.
Tee? Quick question about Team Dumping Ground.
What team? We're not a team.
No, but Team Dumping Ground. We all work together, don't we?
Depends what's in it for the other person.
Have you been talking to Bailey?
Please, Tee. I promised Mike I'd do this.
OK. What do you want to know?
I need an example.
A time when working together as a team really paid off.
Well...there was the day that Gus moved out.
Oh, yeah. He used to be in Floss's room, didn't he?
How can I put it?
Gus was very...particular about his stuff
and he was very stressed out at the thought of having to move it.
How do I pack all this up so I know where it is?
How do I unpack it when I can't plan where to put it?
And nobody wants a stressed Gus about the place.
Believe me, that always ends up very badly.
So Operation Move Gus's Stuff kicked into action.
# See our friends, see the sights
# Feel all right
# Are we like you?
# I can't be sure
# Of the scene as she turns
# We are strange in our worlds
# But we are young We run free
# Keep our teeth nice and clean
# See our friends, see the sights
# Feel all right. #
So, yeah. I suppose that all worked out really well.
You're saying teamwork really made a difference?
Yeah, it really did.
So, what, you ganged up to move some kid's stuff out?
-That sounds like you wanted him out a lot quicker!
-That's not true.
Gus was his own person but we all really liked him.
We didn't want him to go.
Yeah, that's right. Gus was great.
Hang on. You haven't even met the kid.
He is right, Mo.
I know I didn't actually meet him in real life,
but I can just tell we would have got on really well.
Gus and Mo in the same house. Can you imagine?
What was that, sorry?
Erm, you're right. Yeah, you would have had a lot in common.
Who next? Oh, I know.
Death Head Dave and The Screamer.
This just gets worse.
Bailey? Do you want to interview them?
No way. Munchkins are your department.
I'm not a munchkin!
I'm sure Bailey didn't really mean it.
Oh, yes, he did.
Look, let's stick to the blog.
I need you to answer a question. It's about teamwork.
What's the best thing about it?
The best thing about teamwork is it makes us munchkins unbeatable.
Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Dumping Ground's very own Grapple...
She's right, you know. I'm never going to forget the wrestling.
On my right, it is Death Head Dave.
Now, I'm now introducing...
That's a nice robe!
Death Head Dave and The Screamer? Where did you get the names from?
They're the names of real-life wrestlers,
which May Li wouldn't take me to see.
And that was her big mistake.
I want a good, clean fight.
No kicking, punching, hitting, spitting, SCREAMING,
-ear tugs or nose tweaks. Understand?
-We are seconds away!
-The fight begins. Round One.
-Go on, get in!
What? Hey... Oh!
-You should've taken me wrestling.
-One, two, three! She's out.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
And the winners of this battle... Death Head Dave and The Screamer!
So we both ended up winners.
Winners, really? Of the Who Can Be Lamest Contest, maybe.
No, it's a really good example of how teamwork makes things happen.
Except I think you'll find it mostly doesn't.
But hang on, the wrestling's proof.
Give that here. I'll show you some proof.
Oi, Bailey! What are you...?
-OK, Tyler, mate.
Listen. You're a man of the world.
Can you back me up on something?
On what, exactly?
Mo's got this weird idea that being part of a team
is, like, the greatest thing ever.
So maybe he's right.
Don't be so soft.
You know as well as I do,
every time we all do something together, it ends in disaster.
No, it's good when people help each other on stuff.
Yeah, like that time when I had a bad tooth.
I got loads of helpful advice. Everyone was chipping in.
Tyler, why don't you just leave it?
Don't rush, just let it happen naturally, man.
-Or I could just punch you in the mouth.
Big bite, mate.
-No, spit it out.
-All right, that's it. Come out of me kitchen.
-Leave me veg, go on.
-Don't worry, mate, there's another way.
Yeah, it's amazing what people can come up
when they put their heads together.
Coat hanger - check.
Bicycle pump - check.
Dental floss - check.
Spade - check.
Cork with a valve - check.
I'd have never thought of the tooth extraction rocket by myself,
so I had Rick to thank for helping me out.
Helping you out? Who needs that kind of help?
What have you done, you imbecile boy?
Oh, let me look.
OK. So we did both get grounded for a week,
and I did end up with two dodgy teeth, not just one.
But what Rick did that day came from a good place.
Yay. Go team Rick.
This is just you trying to wind me up, isn't it?
Come on, Tyler. Just this once, admit I'm right.
No-one's going to find out.
You're filming me.
So Tyler agreed too. Teamwork is good.
Yeah, true, but teamwork is winding Bailey up.
It's not like that.
Of course it's like that, it's always like that.
He'll calm down in a minute.
So what have dream team Bailey and Mo learnt
so far about teamwork to upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?
When you work as a team, nothing is impossible.
Different people see the world in different ways
and so joining together with others can mean you come up
with amazing ideas you would never have thought of by yourself.
No one person can do anything on their own,
and that's why teaming up with others is a good thing.
Even if you're little, you'll be amazed what you can achieve
if you pull together.
OK, so Bailey's hard to convince,
which means that you might be, too.
I need to put together some more evidence.
Let's see what one of the Dumping Ground's very best
team players has to say.
I'm doing a blog for newbies about teamwork.
I thought you might, you know... might want to say something.
Haven't you got someone else to do that with?
Mike teamed me with Bailey.
It's not your day, is it?
No, no, it's going really well,
he's just done so much he's having a tiny rest.
A tiny rest. Yeah, right.
But I wanted to ask you about some of the times
when teamwork has really worked here,
like the Touch the TV challenge.
Are you for real? We all ended up like zombies
and then we all fell out.
OK, so we all got a bit tired, but The Touch the TV day
was one of the best times ever in The Dumping Ground.
Ever. Talk about exciting.
I had two whiteboards on the go at the same time.
Yep, that's this place for you.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more lame...
Oh, good. You're back from your tiny rest.
My tiny rest?
Anyway, what happened was we needed to find out a way of deciding
what we'd watch on TV that night.
-It's the final of Find Me A Star tomorrow night!
-Oh, what do you know?
-As long as it finished by 7.30, right, lads?
It's England - you know, THE England against Portugal match.
-It's a friendly, it's not even a real match.
-And we've bagsied the TV.
-You can't bagsy the TV when there's an England match on!
-Well, we did.
Between some saddo talent show and the footie. England, too.
It should have been no contest.
-But everyone split into two teams of...
Team Talent versus Team Football. Winner watches their show.
-Touch The Telly.
-All right, OK.
-You have to have one hand on the telly or you're out.
So, write this down,
one hand on TV
at all times.
-And all the other rules apply.
Football! Football! Football!
three, two, one...
Here we go.
And so the great contest had begun.
Yeah, and it didn't take long before we all worked out
just how dumb it was.
Whose stupid idea was this?
This is a really stupid idea.
So that's all you need to know.
The whole thing was even too sad for a baby like Harry, who's about two.
Harry's not two.
Anyways, surprise, surprise,
the team co-operation lasted about ten minutes.
-12 minutes and 17...
Face it, Mo. There wasn't much teamwork going on,
not from what I remember.
Right, Frank, come on, mate. Focus, yeah?
-What's more important, England or your stomach?
-Oh, that is not fair.
Guys, I'm getting seriously worried about Frank.
Just think, Frank - live goals. Live England goals.
-Have you got anything in that bag?
-I've got a cake, but I was saving it for later.
-Yeah, bring it out!
I've not got much left.
Look, it's not a favour for me. Do it for the footie.
-We need anything we can get.
Ah, but now, I can open up a shop.
You're a bit young to run a shop, Frank. Besides, there isn't any room.
No, Mo, it just means selling stuff.
I can smell a scam.
Well, they are going to run out of sweets very quickly
and then they'll be really hungry.
It's just the way the world is. Everyone looks after number one.
I think you're wrong.
Really? So what about Frank?
-Mike's secret stash?
With this, I'm going to make a profit and then replace them
before he even finds out.
What you were doing with those sweets was a bit out of order,
wasn't it, Frank?
I was just providing a service. No-one had to buy them.
-Want a hand?
-Go, go, go.
-There we go.
-Can't do it.
Where'd you get the sweets from?
Erm... Friend of a friend.
I was keeping up spirits.
You can't put a price on morale.
And filling your pockets...
By giving the people what they wanted!
See, Frank had the right idea. Every man for himself.
No, he was the exception. Everyone was pulling together.
Yeah, maybe on Planet Mo,
but in the real world, it's all about dirty tricks, arguments
and zero teamwork.
You big cheat.
You can talk!
Fair's fair, Tyler.
-It was an accident.
Well, Mo's the adjudicator.
If your team hadn't have started fighting, you might have won.
Listen, I didn't start any arguments with anyone,
but Bailey Wharton never backs down, and that's that.
This is your elbow, right? This is what you're doing with it.
-What are you doing?
-I'm showing you how annoying it is.
-Guys, come on...
-Yeah, how'd you like it, eh?
We won! Yes! Whoo!
I did it, I won!
Team Talent! Team Talent!
You could have walked it if you and Johnny had worked together.
Johnny? I thought we was talking about winning,
why would you bring up the biggest loser of the lot?
Tell you what.
Why don't you go and have another little rest while I do the next bit?
Another little rest?
You're a real team player, aren't you, Johnny?
Well, I like to think so, yeah.
Nothing. Just carry on.
What would you say are the plus sides of working together?
The greatest thing about working as a team
is that everyone gets involved.
Like your plank thing?
-So what we've got to do is get to the other side?
-But don't touch the river.
-If any of us do, we've got to start again.
We use the longest plank to get from box to box,
then move the plank to get to the next box.
If it was as simple as that, don't you think I would've cracked it?
Only two people on one plank or box at a time.
Can't we get on with it instead of standing
around here talking about it?
And any downside to working as a team?
That everyone gets involved.
-A little hop over here.
-What are you messing about for?
-Lower it down.
All right, all right...
Bailey, what are you doing?
Do you think you're funny by doing this?
That's not funny.
-We'll have to start again now.
-Was that hard?
-This is about being a team.
I thought you were supposed to be good at football...
So what would your perfect team be like, Johnny?
My perfect team?
Just put that plank on that side.
I am trying, but you need to move out of the way.
Just put it down now.
My perfect team...
-Out the way.
-Are you OK?
My perfect team would involve lots of people like me.
-Where are you going?
-It's getting boring, Johnny.
If you'd listen to what I said, we could have done it.
Why would anyone want to listen to you? Huh?
See - even Johnny agrees with me.
That wasn't what he said!
Face it, Mo,
team effort always end up in an epic fail,
but just with more people cluttering up the place.
It's not worth the bother.
You're wrong. I've got the perfect example!
Yeah, sure you have.
I have. Your story,
the one we worked on together.
That? That was nothing. It was a fluke.
-# All together now
Don't listen to Bailey.
He's not being fair on himself, or me.
He's an awesome story writer.
No, do listen to Bailey. Writing stories is just kids' stuff.
I don't know why Mo keeps going on about it.
-This is Tee's story.
-This is going to walk it.
Sheena tossed and turned amidst profound terror as the mists
stalked her dreams, where the dark memory of her past was unleashed.
-Oi, don't be mean.
-No, he's right. It's trying too hard.
-I'll start again.
-Yeah, cos that'll be so much better.
-I'd like to see you try.
-I could do it with my eyes closed, mate.
Yeah? Prove it. Get writing.
Can't be bothered.
If you both write a story, I'll judge.
I'm in. Bailey?
You have until lunchtime tomorrow.
You talked yourself into a right mess.
-What would you have done without me?
-I'd have come up with something.
Oh, I've got something to say to you.
Carmen is going to be even worse when you don't give in a story.
May Li said write about something that matters.
You could write about your letter.
Yeah, I don't think so, Mo.
I could write it. It wouldn't be cheating.
I used to write things for my dad.
He'd tell me what to write and I'd write just that.
-They'd recognise your handwriting.
-Well, I'll use the computer.
You make some pictures, you're good at drawing.
Look. It was nice of you to help and all of that,
but do we have to keep banging on about it?
Yes. It's important.
So, what do you want to say?
-It's a girl.
She got put in care and then she got a letter from her mum...
..saying she didn't want her to live with her no more.
You can't just say what happens.
You know, you've got to make it interesting.
I'm useless at this, Mo.
No, you're not.
Let's plan it. So, what's your girl's name?
OK. Well, what is your mum's name?
Dad called her Ally.
OK, well, where is she?
What is she like?
Have you got any photos?
Dad threw them all out.
He hates her.
She walked out when I was two.
I can't even remember her.
It means she can be whatever you want her to be. You can make her up.
We made a great team.
You had the ideas and I helped you get them out.
Right, before we eat, I have another announcement.
I have read the short stories.
Right, Tee's story is brilliant.
It's fast-paced, full of amazing imagery...really, really impressive.
And this is Bailey's. It's very different...
Yeah, I'll bet it is.
..it's incredibly moving and the drawings...
Well, they are just beautiful.
-What, you mean he's won?
-I do, yeah. Well done, Bailey.
-Yeah, well done.
-Special delivery for Bailey. Do you want me to read it?
And the really amazing thing was, you didn't just win
the Dumping Ground story contest...
You won the national one, too.
-You won the story competition.
-How brilliant was that?
-Yeah, it was all right, I suppose.
It was worth it to see the look on Johnny's face.
Plus, Carmen was furious. That was pretty funny, too.
-Yeah, I think she means well done.
Now all you have to do is decide who to take.
Mo, do you fancy it?
You'll take me?
Do you really want to take me?
Of course I do.
Thank you so much!
So you agree then? Me and you,
we're the Dream Team.
-Yeah, all right.
Hey! Don't push it, little man. Don't push it.
So what has he learnt about teamwork
to upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?
Two heads work better than one because when you work with others,
you get different peoples' strengths all added together.
Whether it's muscle or brain power that's needed,
teamwork can help you upset the odds
and do things that may have seemed impossible at first.
If you say so.
It can be hard, though, to get people to pull together on stuff.
Johnny found that out with his plank.
And the less about the Touch the TV challenge, the better.
It's worth keeping at it, though, as the results can be amazing.
Like me and Bailey with his story.
So that's what he says you need to know about teamwork
uploaded to the Survival Files.
Good luck if you need to put any of this into action.
And don't forget...
We've been through all this...
And it's not been pretty...
So you don't have to.
The Dumping Ground gang make video blogs as a helpful guide for new arrivals. Mo's video blog to help Dumping Ground newbies is about how teamwork is the best way to get results, but Bailey is not convinced.