Students work together and support each while having fun on the low ropes course.

Recommended Staff : Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 6
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student during the delivery of any lesson)

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While this lesson can be implemented at any stage during a program, it is best to complete this lesson prior to attempting our high ropes lesson.

Low Ropes provides a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves to extend their comfort zones through participation of each individual low ropes element. It is a great way to continue developing teamwork and trust within your students.

Students are required to help, support and encourage each other throughout the individual low rope elements, which also creates a cohesive and supportive atmosphere.  Participation in low ropes not only improves the development of a students balance, agility and co-ordination, it also helps prepare them for the challenge of high ropes. 

Each Low Ropes element can be modified and set-up to aid successful participation. As with all Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre lessons, Low Ropes is a 'Challenge by Choice' activity where students are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability.

Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre also has a seperate accessible low ropes course where all students are challenged to move through a series of ramps, pathways, platforms and over a see-saw using noting but planks to help keep themselves safely off the ground.

Minimum time allocation: 45min

Related Lesson:    High Ropes

Victorian Curriculum learning area/capability:

  • HPE - Movement and Physical Activity: Moving the Body, Learning through movement
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration, Relationships and Diversity
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience

1990 - Low ropes established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre
2013 - Accessible Low ropes established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre


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