This session involves different ‘crystal maze’ type challenges, going back and forth across our ‘piranha pool’, without falling in. We introduced this themed problem solving session over the first couple of years that Robinwood operated and it has developed over the years since then to become, for many schools, the most talked about and eagerly anticipated session at Robinwood.
To achieve success the group must demonstrate skills in planning, communicating, evaluating and problem solving. We also ensure that the “piranhas”(?!) are unable to cause any injury should a child (or teacher) briefly join them in their pool.
Other Activities at Robinwood
We have 15 high quality activity sessions. Some sessions differ from centre to centre, but all centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 high quality activities packed into three days at Robinwood. There are also some variations according to the time of year.
What Schools say about our activities
We really appreciate all the recommendations we get from schools who have visited Robinwood and the number of schools who come for the first time as a result of recommendations from friends and colleagues. We are constantly updating the comments from schools who have recently attended a Robinwood Course. The schools that attend come from areas of the Midlands, throughout the North of England and up into Scotland. But don’t just take our word for it, See what they have to say about Robinwood. For more testimonials and recommendations visit our Highly Recommended Page.
Caving - All leaders were great at talking about some of the science behind rocks and how caves are formed etc.
Crate Challenge - Great opportunity to develop teamwork and communication skills.
Night Line - It's really interesting for the children to see how they adapt when one sense is taken away and how they reflect on it at the end is great.
Piranha Pool - A favourite activity of the children which really challenges them to have a go and also use team work and communication.
Trapeze - A good one for children to push past their comfort zones and challenge themselves."
West Jesmond Primary School, Jesmond