Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to 5 Wits at Patriot’s Place in Foxboro. It was such a fun experience! If you’ve never heard of it before, 5 Wits has different adventures where we had to work together using teamwork and cooperation to solve puzzles to meet a goal. The two themes at the 5 Wits that we were at were Espionage and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In this post we’ll tell you a little bit about Espionage.
In Espionage, we were all spies that had one mission, to find a mole within the company who stole blueprints for a satellite that could destroy all communication on Earth. We had a lot resting on our shoulders! As we found out, it wasn’t easy to infiltrate the building and try to figure out who the mole was. As we tried to enter the building, we encountered a hallway with lasers! We had to try to get through them without setting off the alarm. Once we got through that, we then had to solve puzzles to shut down the fan so that we could get into the vents to get to another room!
After we got through the vents and into the next room, we had to find a missing keycard so that we could access some files. Once we finally found the keycard though, it unlocked a secret passage in the ceiling that showed us the satellite. It had already been built! So we had to keep on moving. We used a blue light to access the fingerprints on the keypad so we could punch in the code to the next room. Once we were in there, we found to computers that were downloading a self destruct file! We had to stop it before it was too late. We worked together to identify patterns that would stop the downloads. Unfortunately though, we were too late, a bomb rose in the middle of the room that we had to defuse! We had to work together to follow instructions to defuse it. We did an amazing job and actually defused it but the computers overrode that deactivation and reactivated it! We all ran to the emergency bunker where we were safe from the explosion!
Because of the explosion, all the electricity had gone out, so we had to fit fuses into the proper spots to try to turn the lights back on. Once that was completed, we had to use a code cracker to figure out the code to try and get back out of the door. We found ourselves back in the room that the bomb had exploded in and found a computer screen flickering to life with the director telling us that the mole was captured! Our mission was a success! We did such an amazing job of collaborating to solve all of the quests to complete the task we were given. We’re pretty sure they’ll be calling us again if they need another mission completed.
If you’re interested in taking another look at Espionage, check out the video trailer below that 5 Wits created!
Dear Mr. G Avery and class,
I am So jealous! But I do have to admit that my 7th grade class has a really awesome field trip on Tuesday. We are going to colledge pond in the Milestandish State Forest! There will be a DJ, food, drinks, soccer, softball, football (no tackling), no swimming 🙁 , you can lounge around on the edge of the pond, there will be dancing, and its all day! It was super cheap too! Anyone on Teaam 7-3 the Wild Waves next year will love the teachers and its really easy to figure out how things work. Hope to see you all soon especially the incoming students!
Dear Mr. Avery,
I have never heard of 5 wits before until we had this field trip. It was a very fun experience! My favorite part was the espionage one because it was a lot of fun! The 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was also fun but in my opinion I liked the espionage better. Altogether it was a fun field trip to go on! 🙂
Hello Mr. Avery and class,
What an experience! I have never heard of 5 Wits but the experience must have been incredible. It not only showed you the power of teamwork, it must have been both fun and exciting.
After viewing the 5 Wits trailer, I can see you become part of an espionage novel. The difference is you are the active characters in the story and not a passive reader.
Your post left me wondering, would you all survive the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea challenge?
Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia
Dear Mr. Avery,
That field trip was awesome! I really liked the part in espionage where the bomb came out of the table! And, in the 20,000 leagues, I found the secret passage behind the giant painting on the wall before the painting moved and we went in.
What a cool experience! Awesome!