Survival Themed Days

An introduction to the essentials of human survival using real life stories and adventures from history, aimed at years 5-6

Inspired by survival stories from history’s greatest explorers and adventurers such as Scott of the Antarctic and Ernest Shackleton. This day is split into 3 sessions and working in groups of up to 12, will focus on the essentials of human survival.

Problem solving

Shackleton’s team encountered many problems on their voyage and had to show great resilience to survive. The children will learn the importance of working together to solve a number of physical problem solving tasks on their own exciting journey through the woodland. Tasks include:

  • Glacier Crossing
  • Snow Blinded
  • Frozen Sea
  • Man Over Board

Survival Ship Wreck Scenario: Shelter – Fire – Water

Having been lost at sea, ship wrecked in a storm and washed up on an uninhabited island the crew must survive until rescue arrives. All they have is some basic equipment they managed to salvage from the ship including:

  • Kettle and pan
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Sail Cloth
  • Rope
  • Matches

Using only this equipment and what they can forage from the natural environment they must make shelter, start a fire and make some bread to stay alive.

High Ropes

Climb the rigging to the crow’s nest to search for land or have a go at stacking crates of provisions to prepare for the voyage. Dependent upon timings, 1 or 2 high rope activities can be built into the days programme to test the children’s bravery to take on the challenge.

This day can be delivered during the school day (10am – 2.30pm) or extended 9.30am – 4pm.

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Well organised, a good amount of time for each task, plenty to do and everyone was able to join in at once. A fantastic day!

- Brookside Primary School