Last Friday, 10 children from year 4 went to Overstone Scout Centre to experience orienteering. Natalie, one of the instructors, told us about the activities we would be trying. The first one was team building, this was important because we would need to learn to work as a team ready for the next activity, which was orienteering in the woods.
Using maps, we had to find letters on wooden posts and then work out the two words they spelt out. Some team members left the group and we had to improve our team working skills to sort this out. We did manage to work out the the two words, they were maps and course.
Written by Saskia and Sophie from year 4.
Saskia said, ‘ it was fun and they made it feel like a game even though we were using skills we use in our lessons at school.’
Sophie said, ‘ it was fun because I like getting muddy.’