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Introducing Orienteering (IntrO)

September 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

£15

An Introduction to Orienteering course aimed towards teachers and educators who work in a school or outdoor centre. A tool kit of activities and initiatives will be taught.

All participants are given a resource folder upon completion of the course.

INTENDED FOR:

Teachers, Outdoor Centre instructors, Scout leaders etc.

MAIN TOPICS:

Introduction to the basic skills of orienteering through indoor and outdoor activities, and how to bring a variety of subjects to life through the medium of orienteering.

PRE-REQUISITES:

No prior knowledge of orienteering is required, but you are expected to have a basic understanding of how young people learn.

OTHER NOTES:

Courses are often arranged in response to local demand.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

On this day course you will learn how to introduce the basic skills of orienteering through indoor and outdoor activities, and how to bring a variety of subjects to life through the medium of orienteering.  As well as offering the incentive for significant physical activity, orienteering offers links with many areas of the curriculum which are of genuine interest to young people:

  • Environmental awareness
  • Spatial awareness
  • Mathematical calculations
  • ITC
  • Language skills – learning new languages and developing existing communication skills
  • Team work
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Independence and self confidence

We can also provide an extended (2-day) course in which you will also learn how to take the orienteering beyond the confines of school or centre grounds. We pride ourselves on adjusting the scope to meet the needs of attendees.

Courses are taught by our qualified, experienced and enthusiastic tutors, at various locations throughout Scotland, often on “in-service” days. Although we schedule some dates well in advance, we’re always happy to add more! Please e-mail Denise Martin – denise@scottish-orienteering.org if you’d like a course near you.

HOW TO BOOK

Please email Denise Martin to discuss your requirements and to book: denise@scottish-orienteering.org.

Details

Date:
September 6
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£15
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Venue

Bonaly Primary
57 Bonaly Rd
Edinburgh,EH13 0FJUnited Kingdom
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