CASTAWAY DESERT ISLAND SURVIVAL SCENARIO 

 

 

 



'YOUR CLASS HAVE BEEN DESERTED ON A DESERT ISLAND.  WE NEED TO FIND WATER, LIGHT A FIRE AND MAKE A SHELTER'. 

 We need water that is safe and clean, we learn:-

  • how we would find water

  • why we could not just drink the sea water.

  • How to make the salt water drinkable.

  • Understand why dirty water is not good for our health. 

 

We then find some very dirty, muddy and horrid water.  

Oceans wash up many usable items on the shoreline, we learn:-

  • find and use these items and make our own water purification unit.

  • How  to turn this horrible water into clear water.

  • Make our own water collecting device.

  • Turn a tin can into a billy to boil the water in.    

 

Fire safety is explained until understood, we learn:-  

  • How to find the right wood for a fire.  

  • Identifying some trees and plants that will help us light our fire.

  • Light a piece of cotton wool with a fire lighter. 

  • Understand the triangle of fire.

 

We need to find or build a shelter for the night, we learn:-  

  • Why we need shelter.

  • Find scattered sticks and make a large shelter in groups. 

 

We need water and windproof dens, making miniature dens, we learn:-

  • How make an 'A' Frame 

  • Lay small sticks to best effect.

  • Cover with leaves and branches.

 

Using a watering can and Bellows will soon put our skills to the test!

 

We bring everything to you so you can sit back and let us do the hard work.  

 If you would like to undertake the activities in 2 separate sessions this can be arranged please call to discuss this option. 

All sessions include a break with hot chocolate boiled from a Ghillie kettle.  Full day sessions will include toasting marshmallows and making s'mores.

Review

A FANTASTIC, FUN FILLED AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE!

Emma Clark on Jan 21, 2016

This course was ran for a class of 30 year one children. It was linked in with a science topic about surviving on a desert island. The children were kept engaged throughout the whole session and were all able to access all of the different activities. Everything was explained carefully to the children and they had plenty of chances to offer their own ideas or ask questions. It was clear that the children thoroughly enjoyed it and when back in the classroom it was evident that they had gained a lot of knowledge from their experiences too. This was just what was needed to enhance the children's learning and to end the topic.

Contact:

01493 249 250

01603 273 207

07907 844846

info@back-to-basics.org.uk

© 2020 by Back to Basics