A bit of fun and excitement but with some thinking too!  At Frogmore the philosophy is for things to be fun but they are never just that; they learn along the way.

The boat race can be slotted in if time and numbers allow or made an activity on its own. Working in smaller teams of 2-5, each mini group makes a boat only using the given items and against the clock. Staff can supervise or join in. We race the boats in our backstream, where staff don the waders at the start and finishing lines. We run heats and then a final.

If they have thought it through the winners have worked out how to work with a moving river, stay afloat and get their passengers to the finish on board and dry. 

WARNING: this gets very loud and the children excitable, but they leave on a high.

Risk assessment - boat race 2018