Why Schools Are Great Venues for Team Building Activities

Why are schools great venues for team building activities?

Team building is an efficient and enjoyable way for businesses and organisations to engage with employees and provide opportunities to work with colleagues outside of the normal working environment.

Every offsite teambuilding event needs a venue and a well-positioned and equipped school could be the ideal venue for a whole range of corporate teambuilding activities, throughout the year.


What is team building?

Traditional team building tends towards outward-bound type activities, where teams are given challenges to complete such as bridge building, orienteering, camp building, etc. The marketplace has evolved to include more creative activities, from role-play events to design challenges. These (and more) can be accommodated at a school site, including inside and outdoor activities.


Outside activities could include:

  • challenge games including physical and mental puzzles
  • country sports days
  • roleplay events – spies, secret agents, escapees
  • treasure hunts on foot, on bikes, in vehicles or by boat
  • design and demo challenges, such as rocket building


Schools with limited outside space but generous inside space may be ideal for indoor teambuilding activities such as:

  • design and make challenges
  • ‘community’ music events such as drumming
  • cookery classes
  • art sessions
  • CSI /detective role play
  • treasure hunts


Interested in hiring a unique venue for corporate teams building events? Call us at Beautiful Schools on 020 3286 2805 and we’ll guide you towards the best schools in the country. 


Specialist team away days

Team building can involve specialist teams taking time away from the corporate environment to work on specific business challenges. These teams usually require a dedicated classroom space with smart technology and fast broadband to allow them to collaborate and create solutions. This is where a school venue can score highly, as smart classrooms will easily meet most of the requirements this type of team collaboration session requires.


Team building event support

A well-positioned school will always provide an ideal support environment for team building events, including easy access, parking, large spaces for presentations, attractive spaces for breaks and lunches, sports fields with changing facilities, and (if required) overnight accommodation.


Corporate treasure hunts

Corporate car treasure hunts are perhaps one of the easiest team building events to stage at a school. Participants muster in a spacious and well-maintained school car park before driving out into the surrounding areas to follow clues. The school may only need to provide exclusive use of the car park, access to toilets, some hot refreshments, and possible post-hunt catering, reducing costs over more traditional hotel or conference venues.


For more details on the potential of a school for team-building events, do give us a call on 020 3286 5038. We have years of experience in helping schools maximise their ability to host all kinds of events, both during term-time and in the holidays. This in turn ensures that corporate team building companies and agencies have a wider selection of suitable and exclusive venues to choose from.


Posted on: 8 May 2017