Kingswood

Buggy Building

We know that our raft building activity is great fun whilst delivering great learning outcomes and as a result we have developed buggy building to be a closely linked activity, but one that takes place on dry land! We use a variety of equipment (wooden spars, polythene barrels, ropes etc) and ask groups to work together to design, build and drive a working buggy capable of transporting their team across a set course. The critical skills of Teamwork, Problem Solving and Leading and Supporting are key elements to the success of this complex task requiring the whole group to participate.

Learning outcomes

Teamwork

Work constructively as a team member

 

Problem solving

Devise a plan, execute it and review its effectiveness in solving a problem

Leading and supporting

Use clear communication skills and language as a group leader or supporter to others