Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn how to apply the life skills of creative thinking and fluency of ideas to solve the problem of building bridges and towers. We will include the planning and completion of a physical challenge based on the outcome of the building work.


Please note this lesson will require additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised when equipment is required. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson.

Content guidance

  • Physical activity required.


Adult supervision recommended.


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3 Questions

What skills would be needed to build a bridge?
Ability to find direction.
Correct answer: Planning and organisation.
True or false? If building a bridge with a group of people, good team work is essential.
Correct answer: True.
When might you need to build a bridge on a trek?
On a long flat terrain.
Correct answer: To cross a river.
When descending a hill.

3 Questions

What is creative thinking?
Correct answer: The ability to consider something in a new way.
The rapid generation of ideas, not evaluating them.
Thinking about what you are doing.
Which life skill is the serious thought and consideration about something you have done?
All of the above.
Correct answer: Reflection.
What is the rapid generation of ideas, not evaluating them?
Creative thinking.
Correct answer: Fluency of ideas.
Problem solving.

Lesson appears in

UnitPhysical education / Outdoor and adventurous activity: Developing critical thinking

Physical education