School Challenge: Storm Patrol, E-Den Challenge
- 3-hour session at the Eden Project
- Suitable for years 4-9
- £8.40 per pupil
A hands-on team challenge for schools which gets pupils building dens together. It focuses on team work, communication and practical skills.
School trips to Eden
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Who doesn’t like making a den? This activity adds an Eden twist to an ancient art.
What happens: Following some team warm-ups to encourage communication skills, pupils then investigate features of shelters from around the world, both in the classroom and by following a map trail around Eden. Back at base teams must barter and trade to acquire the materials they need to build their den. Their structures must comply with a number of criteria to have the best chance of becoming the winning E-den and of surviving the final ‘trial by storm’.
Skills and curriculum links
This Challenge enables pupils to:
- communicate effectively to achieve a goal
- maintain motivation to see a task through to the end
- use creativity and imagination to solve challenges
- evaluate and build successful structures
- a facilitated 3-hour session with our Education Team
- full, free access to the Eden site for the day (during opening hours)
- all equipment needed to complete your challenge
- a personal welcome from the Education Team on arrival
- a base for your bags in our purpose-built education centre, The Core
- a space to eat your own lunch
- free entry for accompanying adult helpers, whose participation is essential to the success of the day (please note, our maximum adult/pupil ratios are as follows: KS2 and KS3, 1:10)
- a free preparatory visit to Eden for teachers wanting to plan their school trip, which should be booked in advance
Combine this with an overnight stay
Why not make a proper trip out of your school visit and combine a School Challenge like this with a School workshop and a stay at the onsite YHA Eden Project? Make your booking via YHA Eden Project.