Amazon adventure

Work in teams to solve problems in a fictional jungle setting

Learning objective

To communicate effectively with team members


During this 1-hour session, children work in teams to complete two activities. They will begin to develop some of the key skills for working in teams, these may include communication, encouragement, persevering and co-operation. Each activity is linked to a fictional scenario based in the Amazon Rainforest.

Teachers will need to choose two out of the three options

  • Walking the planks – in teams of 4 or 5 children use 2 planks to stand on to move across a ‘boggy’ area to collect a rare orchid
  • Passing Water – in teams, children need to transport a precious medicine around the ‘treetops’ (a circular section of the adventure playground), without spilling a drop
  • Nightline – in teams, children, wearing blackout goggles, follow a rope around some low obstacles
Key information
  • One-hour session
  • This is available for Key Stage 2 children.
  • The key focus for this is teamwork