Many attractions and services that are available for hire for school events just can’t cope with big numbers, or can’t cope with the temperamental British weather. An “It’s A Knockout” however easily copes with numbers over 200-300-400 and more when ran in the right manor and can also be ran in all weather’s or re-located to a schools sports hall.
This makes it ideal for schools and the like for activity days.
“It’s A Knockout” uses games and inflatables that are colourful, fun and exciting. Also the bigger the set of games, the more inflatables, colourful and adrenaline based it is. As an example, we at Knockout Challenge offer three sets of games, graded as Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each set with a better and more exciting set of games using more and bigger inflatables. As an example, our “Bronze” set of games needs just under half a football pitch in room, a “Silver Show” just over half a football pitch, and a “Gold Show” needing a whole pitch.
Knockout can fit into a morning or afternoon school timetable and even be ran in both with different children/classes/forms/houses taking part each time.
There are a number of ways for the children to be split into teams. The games tend to be designed for teams of around ten in with each game using three teams per heat. Getting the children into these teams can be done as follows.
1. Forms. If a form has around 30 children in, each form can be split into three sub-teams of around 10 in each. One sub-team in each of the three lanes for a game. The “times” or scores for the 3 sub-teams are then added together to give a “form time” for that game. The advantage of this is that the form tutor can remain with their class whilst they go from game to game.
2. Houses. If a house system is being used, groups of ten for each House can play against each other.
3. Or you can let them group themselves into teams (however this may cause problems).
Either way we have a points system for the games that we use and each team will have a score card with their scores on at the end which can be used for an inter-house competition etc.
Plus everyone, in every team gets the chance to take part in every game. No one gets left out. However, individuals can opt out at any time, it just means that someone else does their go for them. We have wristbands available if requested to help with team identity.
Why not use the games as a means of fundraising for the school or a chosen cause or charity? Each child could be given a Sponsorship Form to pass around family and friends. If each child was asked to raise