In November The Problem Solving Company brought their Escape Rooms to Calderdale College. Our Maths and English Level 2 and 3 students were absorbed with puzzles and games and had to solve clues and unlock padlocks against the clock.
The challenge: to work together during a series of puzzles to unlock padlocks inside the giant puzzle boxes, which can take up to an hour long to do.
The immersive challenges are designed to encourage team building, time management and communication skills and help highlight the importance of Maths and English skills.
Go Higher West Yorkshire invited community group Project Challenge, students studying functional Maths and English, to come and join the skills activities. All teams involved had the chance of winning individual VR headsets, a great incentive to work collaboratively and engage with this fun and real live game experience.
Kirsty Sanderson, from Go Higher said "‘It was great to see such a well-attended project with Maths and English as the core focus for these escape boxes. It was great to bring in Project Challenge and to see these students thrive in an active and challenging task".
Business students from Calderdale College’s University Centre also joined in with the sessions, with the aim of hopefully launching their own escape room project in the New Year as an extended Go Higher West Yorkshire project.
For more information on the company that delivered the Escape Room, please visit: http://www.theproblemsolvingcompany.co.uk