Escape from Linden Challenge for Grades 7 and 8!
By Beth Alexander, STEM Teacher
Escape games are a great way to inspire students to work together to solve puzzles, which allows them to "escape" and win a challenge within a specified amount of time.
The last day of Week Without Walls was the perfect day for an "Escape from Linden" challenge for our Grades 7 and 8 students. The girls followed hidden clues around the school, leading them to a number of challenges such as: using a blacklight to read a secret message; finding the code to a hidden locker; unfreezing a sock; solving algebra questions to uncover a YouTube address; discovering a hollow book in the library; filtering water to read a clue through; and more!
Teams had to use brains, brawn, and collaboration skills to meet the challenges, and every single team made it out before the time ran out. Successful riddle-solvers were rewarded with popsicles on the roof. What a fun way to end the week!
Photo credit: Beth Alexander