The confidence course was designed for young people to have fun and to climb over, under adult supervision. It is also there to develop team working and leadership skills, with the right challenges set. Guidelines to use this area and ideas for challenges are below. Any further ideas for challenges to be undertaken on this course are welcome, so please let us know.
Please review and amend the risk assessment to suit the needs of your section / group.
It is recommended that you wear helmets
Please check the obstacles before using to ensure they are sound. Please let us know if you find any problems
Please brief the users on the course, the safety approach you wish to take, boundaries, proposed activities etc.....
Be extra careful if the equipment is wet, as both this and the ground can become slippery
Please ensure adult supervision is around the course when your section / group are using it. Unsupervised play in this area is not safe and should not happen.
Team building / Leadership challenges - ideas.
Give the team a bucket of water and a pole which between them they have to carry around the course, without touching the ground with it or spilling much of the contents.
The team hold hands and make their way around the course.
I am sure you can invent similar games to do on the confidence course
To help you run the activity I have produced the following information for guidance and to be followed please
Factsheet - all the info you need to set up and run the activitiy - Info>>>>
Risk Assessments - Draft form for you to review and amend to meet the risks associated with your use of the equipment and Young People - Info>>>>
Packing away guidelines have been produced to help you tidy up the activity and put everything away. - Info>>>>
Be safe - follow the factsheet
Have a go