Pioneering

Pioneering

Work together to build various structures from a kit of wooden poles, ropes plus tarps and barrels. You’ll learn a variety of useful knots and traditional lashing techniques. A medieval style catapult, a bridge or even a go-kart could be your goal. The session finishes off by testing out your creations – hit the target, cross your bridge or ride your cart with style. This is a great team building activity where group members will improve their communication, cooperation and planning.

Learning outcomes

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Clear communication skills are vital in any workplace industry and young people need to learn this skill early on. The ability to communicate your ideas and points of view, on a coherent and concise fashion will make you stand out from the crowd. By participating in Essex Outdoors activities your students will develop their ability to communicate successfully in a variety of different situations, including being able to accurately and successfully put across their thoughts and ideas in higher pressured environments.

People will naturally take on different roles when working in a team. Successful team work is an essential life skill; it is important to acknowledge that there are many different types of successful team work and that throughout their lives, young people will have to take on different roles. Participating in Essex Outdoors activities will allow your students to experience and excel in a range of different roles within a team.

Problems pop up every day and having the ability to tackle these challenges face on is very important. Through the development of a wide range of activities that can be differentiated for a variety of levels, Essex Outdoors has specifically designed programmes that encourage the development of problem solving skill sets in young people.

Everyone at some point has struggled with concentration. Being able to focus and concentrate on the task in hand is an important skill set that needs to be nurtured and is not just decided by your genes. Irrespective of your ability to concentrate, participating in an Essex Outdoors residential trip can improve young people’s level of concentration; with the most striking levels of improvement often being seen in the young people who have struggled the most.

We all know how hard it can be to commit to studying; especially when you have limited interest in your subject area. Research from Learning Away has shown that after a residential trip a high percentage of children feel more committed to their studies. It is common place that the level of maturity of young people increases after they have attended a residential fieldtrip, resulting in an increase in commitment.

Where can I try this?

Mersea
Danbury

Harlow


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This activity is suitable for

Primary schools
Secondary Schools
Colleges and FE
Youth Groups


Accessible?

Suitable for most access requirements please contact us for assistance.
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