Raft building

Raft building

Build your own river going vessel from a selection of tested items such as barrels, ropes wooden planks. You’ll learn some useful knot work and traditional techniques to construct your craft. An ideal session for enhancing team building skills, communication, planning and resource management.

Available during summer months only.

Learning outcomes

Click below to find out which learning outcomes this activity promotes.

Although young people often appear outwardly confident, constantly taking and publishing photos of themselves, this confidence is often missing from their academic work. Accepting that perfection cannot always be achieved is a hindrance in the progression of many young people’s academic performance. By taking an attitude of perseverance towards the Essex Outdoors activities, our customers are able to develop their levels of confidence.

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.

Where can I try this?

Bradwell
Danbury
Harlow
Mersea


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This activity is suitable for

Primary schools
Secondary schools
Colleges and FE
Corporate customers


Accessible?

Not currently suitable for those with special access requirements, please contact us for assistance.
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