Our Navigation activity is a winner…
Navigators are used on planes and ships to track movement and plan routes. Navigation can refer to an activity that involves the determination of position and direction. In this sense, not getting lost is a skill.
Our Navigation activity is a winner in the Spring and Autumn terms when it is dark (and spooky) in the evenings. It makes an excellent introduction to practical map-reading and is an exciting way to get to know your surroundings. Pupils work in small teams or in pairs to prepare and plan route before they head out into open countryside. Out on the Downs or down to the beach in the evening, Navigation is a Challenge!
Think that you have mastered the map?
We have a set of orienteering exercises using map reading and GPS techniques. It’s essentially a competitive activity; the idea is for your group to find all the controls more quickly than the others. The activity helps them to improve decision-making, map reading and correctly judging distances.