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 weather was glorious and they had a great day of wading through mud and puddles as they explored the beautiful grounds. They enjoyed various challenges, which put their map skills to the test and it was an excellent way to reinforce what they had learnt in the classroom. As well as being excellent ambassadors for the School, they also proved to be skilled orienteers.”
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.