Get your students out of the classroom and let them loose in the city (but maybe word it differently to that on the permission slip…)! Our “Classic Amazing Race” for schools is the ultimate excursion where teams will follow clues, complete challenges, and explore the city in a giant interactive game that is not only great fun but an excellent team building activity also!
From $800 for up to 25 participants, $30pp thereafter
6 – 300+ participants
- Sydney: CBD, Darling Harbour, or The Rocks
- Melbourne: CBD
- Brisbane: CBD or Southbank
- Other locations: Please contact us!
Recommended duration is 3hrs (min duration = 2hrs, max duration = 3hrs)
Our school “Classic Amazing Race” takes all the best bits of the hit TV show without ever having to leave the country! The perfect way to bond students before a big year ahead, celebrate the end of their studies or we can even incorporate your own objectives & learnings from the curriculum into the game.
The game begins with an entertaining Opening Ceremony and explanation hosted by one of our awesome professional actors who have a background in youth arts & entertainment. This epic adventure will see each team locate checkpoints by following a map and solving cryptic clues. At each checkpoint they need to complete a challenge, all of which have been designed to encourage teamwork and highlight the importance of leadership, communication, delegation, time management and goal setting. More than just looking at plaques and writing down answers, our checkpoint challenges are interactive and hands-on and will have teams complete eating competitions, constructions tasks, creative photo bonuses, sealed envelope challenges, and public interaction tasks.
The course takes on the format of a choose-your-own-adventure game, so that each team is required to plan and strategise the best order to complete the tasks ahead. They’ll need to work together and keep an eye on the time to ensure they finish all their mandatory tasks, and as many optional bonus challenges as possible before time runs out! Younger students may require a teacher in each team, but older students can participate without supervision.
At the final checkpoint teams check-in all their challenges with our race hosts who keep the scores a secret until the big reveal during the Closing Ceremony. The winning team is not based on crossing the finish line first; this is a lesson in the importance of attention to detail and the rewards you reap by going above and beyond! Our hosts reveal the best performing teams in certain challenges, further adding to the suspense. Finally, the winning team is announced and awarded with their medals!
- Eating Challenge
- Construction Challenge
- The Sabotage Selfie
- All In The Timing
- Detour: choice between 2 different tasks!
- Secret Sealed Challenge: Open if you dare…
- Public Interaction for bonus challenges
- Creative Photo tasks
- Cryptic Puzzles & Riddles
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Professional Host for your game
- All checkpoint materials
- Team folders with all maps, clues, and tasks
- Medals for everyone in the winning team
- $20M Public Liability
Team-building wise, the Classic Amazing Race builds skills in:
- Team work
- Delegation & Leadership
- Time Management, Planning & Strategy
- Risk Assessment & Management
“I would love to convey how fantastic the day was, Brett and staff provided perfect activities/challenges and a level of energy which started the day with a bang.
We took with us to Southbank 150 students with very cynical attitudes and what the experience helped generate is a mountain of new friendships, faith and trust in each other and a spirit of confidence and social cohesion I have been trying to achieve all year.
I will certainly be recommending Great Race to every senior school coordinator I speak with and the overall professionalism of the company will be at the forefront, in particular Brett’s professional dealings with Mikayla who was our student organiser.
We will be booking again next year and making the Great Race an annual event on our school calendar.”
WAYNE F. | ST PETER CLAVER COLLEGE
“Please extend my thanks to Josh and Brett and the crew that ran our excursion last week. It was a great day and everyone who participated, students and teachers continue to rave it was great fun! Accessible, comprehensive, well times and professionally ran. Words can not really do justice to how great it was. Given our rapture with the program we will be making this an annual event.”
KATHRYN R. | ALBERT PARK COLLEGE MELBOURNE
“Just wanted to personally thank you for the session you and your team provided at the U@UNSW conference. It really met all our boxes and aligned with my debrief. Its especially refreshing to partner with an organisation who just get it without the need for micro-management. So… THANK YOU. I look forward to working with you guys again in the future.”
PATRICIA G. | UNSW