“Fantastic experience for students, not like anything else. We will be definitely booking this for our other grades. Teachers now want something like that too…”
Micki Rathgen, Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School
Our games, specifically created for schools, are 1.5-hour highly energetic team competitions full of puzzles and challenges based on critical thinking, logic, orienteering, teamwork and lots of fun! They are all run by qualified and enthusiastic facilitators with vast experience working with young people. These games have been a massive hit - past students continue speaking about their experiences for weeks!
Each event is tailored to the students’ ages, abilities and any specific requirements. The games can be set up either on campus (recommended for Grades 1-9), in the city (recommended for Grades 5-12) or any other agreed location.
Our highly interactive and experiential activities, in the form of puzzles and challenges, help students bond and work together. They're great opportunities to build academic and communication skills as well as trust!
With the help of our uniquely developed software, all teams can be guided on tablets (if provided by the school) or on their own devices. Our software allows us to run a wide variety of tasks, track the games' progress, provide detailed statistics of students performance, and overall provide the best possible customer experience for students and teachers alike.
(Access to mobile devices is optional; we will still be able to create and run games without mobile devices if necessary).
Our 10 years of expertise in the industry, a conceptually new approach and use of technology provide significantly higher levels of interaction and engagement for kids when compared to any other educational experience provider.
Will Urban Quest work as a team building event for school students?
Absolutely, teamwork is hugely important to many of life’s successes, and Urban Quest is the perfect choice to work on these skills early in life. The tasks are specifically structured to foster communication and lateral thinking, and the competitive atmosphere of the race naturally creates a bonding experience for students. Urban Quest can be set up on-campus, park or any other suitable area, as well as our CBD-based course for higher grades.
Can Urban Quest be paper-based if there is no access to devices?
The best part is our unique and proven game concept, which works even at paper-based events, where there is no access to mobile devices and the internet. We are confident that the dynamic nature of the game will engage even the most reluctant students, and simply enhances the heat of the competition, therefore encouraging participants to perform at their best in contributing to their team's strategy.
Is the teachers’ involvement or supervision required during the event?
No teachers’ supervision or assistance is typically required on the day, as we have a great team of reliable, qualified hosts to ensure students are safe, supervised and having fun. However, if you would particularly like to be involved, we can find a role for you!
Urban Quest exclusively facilitates experiential team building events, or games, in Melbourne which take their inspiration from the hit TV show ‘Amazing Race’ in which teams of participants jet-set around the world, searching for clues, figuring out puzzles and completing challenges as part of a global scavenger hunt.
Almost 5,000 people have already taken part in one of their events and the reviews have been unanimously positive. But why should the adults have all the fun?
Primary school incursions can be challenging to both organise and facilitate, however, Urban Quest have now made their Amazing Race games available to schools for grades 1-9. The best part, for teachers at least, is that all of the hassles of planning is taken care of by Urban Quest’s fully qualified staff who have over 10 years experience and are well versed in working with young people. All they require is a set time blocked out for the event to take place on campus.
The game itself is high energy, educational, entertaining and can be tailored to groups of 10 to 300. Students of all fitness levels can enjoy the event and the game will be geared toward the specific age of the group so that it is appropriate for their learning and abilities.
Over the course of 1.5 hours, the students will take part in teams during which time they will complete puzzles requiring critical thinking, logic and will be faced with orienteering and teamwork challenges that will teach them valuable communication skills.
The net result of an Urban Quest event is that your students will be bonded through the process of working together with the added benefit of enhancing their trust in one another. It is an incredibly positive and rewarding experience.
Urban Quest uses specifically designed software to guide the students through the game. Where a school has the availability to provide tablets to the students these can be used, however, this is not a requirement and students can use their own mobile devices.
But again, using technology is not a requirement for the game to go forward. Urban Quest can create and run a game that requires no technology that will give the students the same experience and benefits.
Where a school chooses the technology route, we can monitor the progress of the game throughout, track the progress of each student and even generate detailed performance statistics thus ensuring that both teachers and students get the most from the event.
Teachers need not worry about having to make room in their own timetable to help out because Urban Quest takes care of everything – there is no extra work involved! Better still, if a school has a specific objective they would like the event to achieve we absolutely can create the event to make this happen.
Our goal is to deliver a hassle-free event that brings out the best in your students and possibly even gives you an insight into their innate aptitudes and abilities that may not come to light in the classroom.
Previous students who took part in what is without a doubt the most fun of school incursions Melbourne has to offer have talked about it for weeks on end afterwards. So, when you’re thinking about what would be the best way to see your students in a new light that will also prove to be an instant hit, get in touch with Urban Quest then sit back and reap the rewards.
Cultivating a warm and comfortable atmosphere for your students can really help them to excel and achieve both personal and academic success. Conducting regular primary school incursions is an effective way of achieving this.
If you are looking for a provider of excellent group activities, then you will absolutely want to look at Urban Quest and what we have on offer. We have years of experience providing truly amazing events that bring people together. To help you make the right decision, here is a closer look at our team and what we can offer to you.
Our events have been built from scratch to ensure that your students get to work together and create close bonds. These close ties among your students can help them to feel comfortable in the classroom and also drive them to achieve academic success.
Throughout the course of the event with us, your pupils will have the opportunity to develop their social abilities and work together to solve problems and achieve success! Customer testimonies demonstrate that this is indeed the case and that the dividends continue to be paid in the years afterwards in the form of improved academic performance and closer friendships.
We understand that technology can be used effectively to engage your students, which is why we use it according to your preferences. You are able to configure the amount of technology you would like, ensuring that your pupils are challenged and comfortable at the same time.
Over the years we have developed our offering to make the most of recent technology, and we continue to make the relevant tweaks to make good use of the latest developments. We are happy to discuss technology needs in more depth with you – feel free to get in touch with us using your preferred contact method, and it will be our pleasure to answer your questions!
Of course, we also understand that the safety of your pupils is your number one priority. This is why we have developed very comprehensive and clear rules and regulations. These will help to keep your students safe while they have lots of fun and develop their social skills!
Above all else, we make sure that your pupils have a fun and memorable experience. It is a pleasure to facilitate for the creation of unforgettable memories, and we work around the clock to make sure that every event we host goes off without a hitch.
Our events are structured in such a way that every student will feel comfortable getting engaged and sharing their opinions and thoughts. Even your shy pupils will have a great time collaborating and working together.
If you are ready to begin planning your event, then be sure to get in touch with us today. It will be our pleasure to answer any questions that you may have and make sure that your event is a success.