High Rope course emphasizes risk-taking, trust, and coaching. When students go up on a ropes course there is a great opportunity for them to learn about risk taking, their own perceived limits, how they perform under pressure, how they give and receive support from other people, and how working with others collaboratively can help an individual achieve more than they thought they could accomplish. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether a person is climbing, encouraging a team mate or “on belay.”
The Low rope course consists of a series of obstacles designed to challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task. They involve problems using real and imaginary ground-based obstacles: cables, ropes, and platforms between trees or poles, a foot or so above the ground. Low rope elements test physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility, and invite students to confront such emotional issues as the fear of falling, the fear of failure, and the fear of losing control. Low elements emphasize group dynamics, leadership skills and positive communication in order to achieve success and personal growth. Groups must pool their resources and work together to find solutions. Success is achieved when all members have contributed to the outcome.
Teens are at that awkward time where they don’t know if they are children, adults, or somewhere in between. Some are coming out of their shells and becoming more social while others still haven’t figured that part out yet. What a perfect age for Team Building! Our carefully chosen team building challenges allows students to work together in social situations just as they would in the classroom, their daily lives, or in the workplace. These are a fun way to provide high-impact learning, increase team skills and communications, problem solving and working as a group to complete a task successfully.
Learning Quest International (LQI)
298 John Street, PO Box 87566
Thornhill Plaza, Markham
Ontario Canada L3T 7R3