1.5 hours
KS0, KS1, KS2, KS4
Indoor, Outdoor


During our shelter building activity, our qualified instructors will teach you how to build a range of shelters. You will be able to protect yourselves from the elements - as well as predators.

Session overview

After an initial safety briefing, participants will be given an in-depth introduction to the equipment they will be using during the session. Participants will then receive demonstration before moving on to the activity where they will be instructed throughout.

National curriculum

Subject links: Biology, Design and technology, English, History, PE, Physics, Science

English Listening 2a 2c 2e
English Speaking 1b 1d
History Chronological Understanding 1a 1b
History Knowledge and Understanding of Events/People and Changes in the Past 2a 2b
History Historical Enquiry 4b
History Organisation and communication 5
Design and Technology Working with Tools/Equipment/Materials and Components to Make Quality Products 2a 2c 2d 2e
Design and Technology Evaluating processes and products 3a 3b
Design and Technology Knowledge and understanding of materials and components 4a
Physical Education Evaluating and Improving Performance 3a 3b 3c

Learning outcomes

This activity promotes Effective communication, Growing resilience, Managing risk, Problem solving and critical thinking, Recognising abilities and development needs, Skill development.

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