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Sherwood Forest Treasure Hunt

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

We do much of our work in Yorkshire. We live in Yorkshire and we love Yorkshire! But we also love a challenge! So when we were asked last year to put together a treasure hunt for a group of French teenagers visiting Sherwood Forest, we jumped at the chance!

We got to combine our treasure hunt writing skills with our experience of teaching English as a Second Language to create the perfect activity for this group of English learners to enjoy and fully understand. And when the same school got in touch this year to see if we could adapt the activity for twice as many students, we were thrilled!

Designing an activity that 80 students can all do at the same time isn't always easy. We certainly had to get creative. Luckily, the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is located in the middle of two great places to explore: the historic village of Edwinstowe and the area of Sherwood Forest containing the Major Oak.

So, with sub-teams setting off to solve different sets of clues in each location, the instructions had to be crystal clear! The challenge also ensured that teamwork and collaboration skills were required to complete the treasure quest whilst having a good old explore of the area and learning about the history and the Robin Hood legend at the same time.

Here are just some of the highlights the group will be discovering when they get out exploring later this month:

This trail activity is available for groups and team building activities. Please get in touch to find out more about this activity or group/team activities in other locations.

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