Lower One practise their orienteering skills at Beaumanor Hall

Lower One pupils have been learning how to read maps and they recently put their skills into practice with a day of orienteering at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire.

The pupils found their way around the grounds of the Victorian country house, which is set in 34 acres of beautiful countryside. The location was perfect for them to explore, improve their map reading, and enjoy the outdoors.

Alison Petit, Teacher of Lower One and English said, “The pupils had great fun! It was an excellent way to reinforce what they had learnt in the classroom and to help build self reliance and their confidence in unfamiliar surroundings.”

This introduction to orienteering is an excellent grounding for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (D of E) activities that are on offer at Oakham School. Oakham has provided its students the opportunity to participate in the D of E scheme for 56 of its 60 years and was the first institution in the world to achieve 1,000 D of E Gold Awards.

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