Can you save the egg? You will need to work as a team to complete this almost ‘impossible task’. The overall team challenge is to build a structure to save an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Working on skills such as communication, listening, leadership and delegation, you will be given mini team challenges along the way to gain all the items needed to build the structure. Your imagination and cooperation will be needed to ensure the safety of the egg.
Communication & Listening skills
Being able to hear something, process it and formulate a favourable response in a short space of time. We’ve developed a range of activities where groups have to learn to communicate and listen to one another to ensure tasks can be completed successfully.
We have a range of instructed activities that are designed to get groups working together through challenging team dynamics, they will have to work together to achieve certain tasks and challenges, developing listening skills, communication and trust within the group. They get a better understanding of their colleagues or classmates which aids development.
Working out a strategy to achieve the best outcome or solution to a problem. These activities teach children and young people how to evaluate a situation or task, plan a strategy of execution and then execute that strategy. Strategic planning, execution and reviewing stops them becoming frustrated and giving up too quickly.
The ability to lead and support others through effective communication. Being a good leader isn’t about taking control and telling people what to do. Through our activity sessions groups learn it’s about good listening skills, clearly communicating with others and supporting team members when necessary.
Managing behaviour through outdoor activities. Getting active outdoors, running around and trying new activities not only helps let off steam, it can also aid concentration when back in the classroom or workplace.
Children and young people really come on in leaps and bounds on our residentials. Being away from home in a different environment, having to rely on their peers, trying new activities and finding their place within their group, gives a real boost to their confidence. They find skills they didn’t know they had.
Physical, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Outdoor adventure activities help to build fitness and promote physical well-being. They also help with concentration, improve teamwork and communication skills. Many activities allow for personal development too, helping children and young people realise their potential and building confidence. Getting active in the outdoors helps improve motivation and self-esteem.
Having the ability to make the right decision under pressure is an important life skill. Many of our adventure activities involve working as a team and making collective decisions to impact the outcome of a task. Groups review what went well or what they may need to work on.
Activities such as archery and orienteering are a great way to engage children and young people with maths and to see how it can be used in different ways other than just in the classroom. It gives them practical experience of its uses to draw upon when back in the classroom.
Trust building activities help teams develop a level of understanding about their fellow group members and builds confidence in individuals as they learn to trust one another throughout their tasks.
Evaluating strengths and weaknesses
Developing strategies to make the most of your strengths and work through and improve your weaknesses. Our range of activities help identify strengths, the things that come naturally to a person and that they enjoy doing, and the things that don’t come so naturally. Perseverance in things that don’t come naturally helps build confidence and boosts self-esteem.