Business and IT students challenged with raft building

Harrogate College’s Business and IT students were faced with a host of challenging team building activities as part of their induction week trip to Bewerley Park. The students were pushed out of their comfort zones with raft building and high ropes and enjoyed their experiences.

In the raft building challenge, students had to work together to build a raft that could transport the whole team across the lake without sinking; luckily the sun was shining! The materials they could use included empty plastic barrels, logs, ropes, belts and one knot that would ‘change their lives’, according to the instructor.

Bewerley Park


Bewerley Park

The teams needed to work logically together to find the best way of achieving their goal; a skill that can easily be translated in day to day life.

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Hidden in the woods at Bewerley Park are an abundance of high ropes dangling 30ft in the air that students need to be nimble and brave to tackle.

Offering words of encouragement from the ground, this group of students waited nervously for their turn to clamber up the 30ft wooden pole, with a wobble and perch on the very top before taking a leap of faith to catch the trapeze.


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