Stuck inside, but still want to progress your navigation training, take a look here:
The excellent Digimap for Schools have provided a huge amount of great resources, see here for mapping ones. If you work in East Lothian contact me directly and I can give you the login details – all scales of UK wide mapping and imagery online and to print out for FREE for teaching Outdoor Learning in ELC.
Ordnance Survey have lots of great stuff in their Get Outside programme – which I’m sure can be adapted for the indoors/garden. For younger kids also see their MapZone
Why not get out there, get some fresh air – clean the place up …
Here’s a great resource for linking to the curricular outcomes … Litter pick ideas. If you find any other resources, or want to share ideas – please leave a comment on this post!
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Follow the link through the ‘Outdoor Learning Online Resources’ document, in the ‘ELC Distance Learning Resources’, in the shared staff google drive. This will take you to some of the best resource sheets available for Outdoor Learning tasks.
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What 2020 EL Schools’ Orienteering competition will take place at John Muir country Park.
Who This fantastic sporting opportunity is available to all Primary students from P4 to P7. A little previous experience through some orienteering training at school is required for entry – please talk to your PE specialist. Unlimited numbers so please feel free to bring along whole classes or even year groups. Entry is free. All P4/5 will be required to compete as pairs. P6/7 can decide whether to compete solo or as a pair.
Where John Muir Country Park. Bus parking available; toilets; beach; playpark. Walk/ Cycle from Dunbar /West Barns. If any school getting train we can arrange pick up and drop off from railway station. Buses stop at entrance to JMCP – 106,120, 130, 253 X7. The park is on the route National Cycle Network 76.
When Wednesday the 20th May 2020. Competitors may arrive for registration anytime from 0900 to 1430. Course will close at 1530
Why Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. In competitive orienteering the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.
Regular participation in physical activity is associated with improved social skills, integration into peer groups and extending social networks for young people. It is also associated with reduced anxiety and improved self-esteem in young people… British Heart Foundation (2014)
Timing The course itself will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Registration will take a couple of minutes and the walk to the start will take approximately 10 minutes. Pupils will be set off with at least a 30 second interval between each competitor. For 30 children expect to be on site for a minimum of 75 minutes. We will have other orienteering activities near registration and there is a play park on site and the wonders of the beach along with toilets – so feel free to plan to stay longer.
Results Results will be live at the venue throughout the day. Each competitor will receive a certificate and there will be opportunities promoted for taking their orienteering further with local club links
To take part Please register your school with numbers and arrival time with Martyn – at email@example.com by Friday 1st May
Who can attend …We run two weekends one for S3/4 and another for S5/6. Max group size is 12 per trip. We are after pupils, plus any teachers or volunteers to assist and gain experience.
Why attend … The Scottish winter mountains can be a challenging environment. They are an excellent place to help you gain skills and confidence. We will help you experience some amazing conditions and hopefully learn some new winter skills – such as using an ice-axe and crampons, or for those that can already ski, maybe some touring off-piste on skis. And as at least two of us teach Geography there’ll be plenty of glacial features and processes explored and discussed.
Activities will be dependent on the conditions, they will include … Planning your winter day – weather forecast, snow-pack, route-choice, what to take? Winter navigation, technical skills – use of winter boots, ice-axe, crampons Snow craft – building emergency shelters, snow holes Avalanche awareness and emergency response. Winter hill-walking. Snowshoeing – dependent on conditions. Ski-touring – very dependent on participants prior experience and conditions. We can discuss when you arrive
What’s included … Transport Self-catering accommodation in 4, 6 or 8 bed dorms Instruction and coaching from ELC OLS staff All technical and safety equipment, including shell clothing and winter boots.
What to bring …See here for a kit-list Linen and bedding is provided but you need so bring a towel! Enthusiasm and a smile
Cost … £95 fully inclusive of equipment, food, instruction and transport