Orienteering at School
For an activity day with a difference, why not try orienteering at school! Suitable for students in KS1, KS2 and KS3, it’s the perfect way to incorporate outdoor learning into a school day.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course. This can be done using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Benefits of Orienteering
Alongside directional skills such as map reading, students learn additional key skills whilst orienteering. Team work and efficient time management are crucial for this activity. KS1 and KS2 students will grasp problem solving methods with our primary school age group challenges. Older students in secondary school enjoy the freedom of exploring their surroundings with a competition element. It is the ideal transition day activity to help new students learn their way around a school site. In addition, they will make new friends while having fun.
Primary & Secondary School Orienteering Courses
WiseUp Team Building set up orienteering courses for schools, scouts and youth groups. We offer a range of different courses from picture orienteering and portable punch orienteering to permanent fixed courses. Some of our courses include the option for schools to keep the resources we produce.