On Thursday 5th November Sarah Ross, Active Schools’ Co-ordinator, undertook orienteering training with the pupils. Firstly, the pupils created their own table maps where they had to carefully draw (from a bird’s eye view) where objects were placed on their desk and from that ‘set’ their maps. The importance of setting their map was further developed when out in the school grounds, using the school orienteering maps, pupils were tasked to place their controls within the grounds and mark it on their map. They then swapped their map with a partner who was then challenged to follow the plotting on the map to retrieve the control. Pupils understood the importance of plotting accurately and understood that using the map and plotting correctly was the key to a successful circuit. Many thanks to Sarah for organising the session, we look forward to developing these skills over the course of the year both within the school grounds and further afield.
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