Events

Welcome to the Tunnelworks events area.

Every year we run live events to support our commitment to community education. This section of Tunnelworks shows you what is coming up and reports back on recent events.

Breakout!
Breakout! is a brand new employability skills development event for 16 to 18 year olds. It is designed to improve students’ awareness of their own skills and to help them identify areas where they are strong and things that need improvement. There is a focus on creativity and creative problem solving, but other classic skills such as teamwork, communication, and decision making are all at the heart of the challenge.

‘It made it easier for me to identify my strengths and weaknesses so I knew which skills I should improve.’ Year 13 Student

In the imaginary scenario, students work in small teams to plan and execute an escape from an old water tunnel system they have been surveying to see if it can be recommissioned. Despite full safety and communications briefings, the skilled, experienced and well-equipped team has become trapped by flooding caused by a freak weather event.

There are three possible ways out, but the team have to make some crucial choices before choosing their route and tunnelling to the surface. Watch the presentation to get a flavour of the challenge!

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