A maze-running activity at Imhoff Farm on the Cape Peninsula has taught a group of Vision AfriKa learners how to work under pressure and operate effectively as a team.
On arriving at the maze for a day at the start of October, the Grade 11 students were divided into four groups of seven and asked to perform various timed problem-solving tasks. The tasks were located at each of the four corners of the maze and the teams had five minutes to complete each one.
One activity involved asking the learners to solve six maths problems, while another entailed having them answer questions relating to different animals after reading a text about them.
The aim of the event was to test the different groups’ ability to work under pressure in order to prepare the learners for their forthcoming exams. The idea was to help them recognise what it is that causes people to make basic mistakes and to use the experience gained to help them perform more effectively in future.