Shelter building

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Using poles and groundsheets (or similar) plus string construct shelters big enough for 3 - 4 people to shelter in. To make it exciting (weather permitting) the shelters can be tested with either a hose or a bucket!
Inside version: use bed sheets and cushions.


Long wooden poles, ground sheets, string or rope (saw and whittling knives if creating own poles and tent pegs from natural materials), bin liners, first aid kit


Split into groups of 3-4 provide each with a ground sheet, some poles and string. Allow them to construct a shelter big enough for them all to sit in.



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