Outdoor orienteering is a skill that needs careful preparation. This activity is designed to help in that preparation. This activity takes the participant around Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham.
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Orienteering is a sport where competitors navigate their way between control points marked on a specially drawn map. Orienteering can take place in a variety of outdoor places, from town parks to countryside, forest and moorlands. Orienteering is a perfect outdoor activity for schools and can be used as an element in the National Curriculum for PE, Geography and mathematics.
Outdoor orienteering is a skill that needs careful preparation. This activity is designed to help you in that preparation.
This activity takes the participant around Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. At the start of the activity the participant will be asked to submit a name. Clicking on 'Return' or 'Enter' button on the computer starts the orienteering exercise and the timing of the exercise.
At point 1 the participant is presented with two photographs and has to decide which of the two best describes Point 1 (If point 1 cannot be seen on the map it can be moved around by 'click and drag'). The photographs can be made bigger by clicking on them. Encourage the participants to look at the key on the right hand side of the screen to check what the lines and colours on the map mean. Finally, make your decision click on the picture that you think is the correct one.
The pictures fade and photographs of Point 2 appear on the screen. Find point 2 on the map and continue with the process described above.
There are seven points and at the end the participant will be told how many you have correctly identified and how long it took you.
This is an exercise that has been developed to introduce you to orienteering.