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Introducing Orienteering (IntrO)

September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

£49 – £70

INTENDED FOR:

Teachers, Outdoor Centre instructors, Scout leaders etc.

USUAL DURATION:

One day (6 hours), or two 3-hour sessions. Tutor led, highly practical.

ASSESSMENT:

Not assessed

COST:

From £49 to £70 per person (one day version)

MIN/MAX:

6/14

MAIN TOPICS:

Introduction to the basic skills of orienteering and some games and activities to teach and develop them

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:

This course will be held over two days, 28th-29th September, 4-7pm each day.

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

The full course is best delivered as a single 6-hour day, but we can split it into shorter sessions if that suits your timetable better. 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 Hilary Quick – hilary@scottish-orienteering.org if you’d like a course near you.

Details

Start:
September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End:
September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
£49 – £70
Event Category:

Organiser

Denise Martin
Phone:
01479 861374

Venue

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