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Crate Stacking

Crate Stacking is a fun activity that promotes group co-ordination and team work.

The aim is to build a tower of crates as high as you can before it topples and comes crashing down. The challenge is that at least one team member must be stood on the top of the tower. The whole team is involved in building the tower and need to work together to support, lift and stack more crates for whoever is on the top to step onto. There are various ways to build the tower depending on the level of challenge required, from a base of just 2 crates with 2 people on the top making it super wobbly to a base of 4 with just one climber on the top making it more stable and accessible to all.

It may be appropriate to set a target for the team to reach a certain number of levels or to give a time limit. We can have two individual towers at the same time and a race to see which one can get the highest. Once the tower topples the ground crew have to run away leaving the climbers dangling from the ropes like puppets before being safely lowered to the ground by the instructor.

Learning Outcomes of the Crate Stack
Enjoyment, team work, communication, leadership, self awareness and reflection, encouragement and support, mutual respect, risk awareness, personal safety, awareness and consideration of others, increased self esteem and confidence, problem solving, safety awareness, responsibility for own and others safety, shared experience, willingness to try, personal development, sense of achievement.

All the necessary equipment is provided, instruction is provided by our in-house activity provider, Buzz Active*

Sessions run for 1.5 hrs with group sizes of 12 per session.

Groups need to provide a minimum of 1 adult to help supervise the participants.


*Buzz Active is a non-profit service under East Sussex County Council that looks to provide affordable outdoor activities for the whole community. They run nationally accredited sessions, taught by qualified instructors. Instructed sessions are delivered under their insurance as a third-party provider and are subject to their policies, terms and conditions.

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