Cane Tower


The team are lost in a bamboo forest, the only way of survival is by catching the attention of the people in the local village. To get their attention, the teams must build two free-standing structures, each 6m high.

Equipment Required:

  • 40 x canes (exactly)
  • 10 spare canes (do not give out with the task)
  • 4 x large balls of string
  • 10 x blue stakes
  • Mine tape
  • Pens and paper

Space Required: Medium. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 8 to 12 ideally.

Total Time: 55 minutes

  • 5 minutes to brief and set up
  • 45 minutes to achieve outcome
  • 5 minutes to review and debrief

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Creative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

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