Activity Week 3 – Art Attack

This week, the instructor team here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging YOU to an art attack challenge on the playground, in your house, or out in the garden. In order to take part in this challenge you will need to forage about for useful materials to use, that you can firstly arrange into a picture or pattern on the floor or the grass, and next that you can build upwards with into a tall and sturdy tower.

What picture would you like to design? And can you bring that to life using the materials you have to hand?

How about you tower, will it reach higher than your knees? And will it stay standing when a big gust of wind comes along (or a big waft of air from a cushion or a book)?

Ready to get creative? Here are our instructions for the art attack challenge…

View/download here

Twig Towers and Nature’s Pictures & Patterns are both activities that you can take part in on school visits here to Thornbridge Outdoors. When groups come to stay on a residential, they sometimes head off on a Nature Trail to explore our 30 acres of grounds and complete environmental activities along the way.

Both of these Art Attack activities are easy for you to take part in on the playground, in your house, or out in the garden. These are fun and interesting ways to find out more about the environment around you.



Please encourage creativity when your children/students are taking on the art attack challenge – anything goes so long as they can describe what the pattern or picture is meant to be, and so long as their tower isn’t a danger! Perhaps you could praise them for thinking outside the box? And for helping their siblings/classmates out with ideas, or giving them a hand if they’re struggling?

If the art attack challenge is a success, please share a photo to social media of their picture, pattern or tower, and tag us using ‘@thornbridgeout’ so that we can see their artistic creations. We’re ready to be wowed!

(Please note: We might like to share your post about the art attack challenge to our social media channels during the week, to provide inspiration for others and to show off the great arts skills that we’re seeing! Please bear that in mind when posting – only include your children/students and home/garden in the photo if you’d be happy for us to share the image.)



About The Author

Leave A Comment

Recent Posts

We are an approved provider for Mountain Training’s nationally recognised Lowland Leader and Hill & Moorland Leader qualifications. To encourage new leaders to share their love of the outdoors with others, we are offering half price places on our March 23 courses: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March – Lowland Leader training – £70 (down
A video of who we are and what we offer
We’ve put together a short video highlighting the main role of Thornbridge Outdoors – Widening the horizons of young people through read outdoor adventures in the Peak District. Please take a look and share it with your friends.
It’s exciting to have a refreshed staff team working with our first autumn school groups this week and feels like the right time for an update: Much needed school residentials Despite the sterling efforts of parents and school staff there’s no doubt that many children have missed opportunities during the pandemic.  We feel now, more
Over the last 9 months there have been lots of changes within the Thornbridge Outdoors team – with a few more happening over the next month: Goodbye and best wishes to Customer Services and Business Support team Hayley – who many of you will have spoken to as receptionist and was the whizz behind our
We’re recruiting!!
We’re excited to be recruiting some new staff members to come and join the team here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We’re looking for: An Outdoor and Environmental Education Tutor.  This full time, permanent position is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our small permanent instructor team.  Details at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/job-vacancies/Joblistings/outdoor-and-environmental-education-tutor Casual Outdoor Education Instructors.  An opportunity
Welcoming guests back to the centre
We’re so pleased to see overnight guests arriving to stay the night in the Peak District, after the long spell of Covid lockdown. Hurray! One upside of lockdown is that even more people seem to have discovered a love of the countryside. It’s great to see how much new visitors to the centre enjoy our

Recent Comments


Newsletter Sign-up