What can be covered at LOPC? 

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map 

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map. 

How can we achieve this? 

Our orienteering sessions start with the absolute basics; navigating around simple maps of shapes on the ground, and building up to getting around our purpose built orienteering course, or following a journey around our site on a map. We have a number of games and challenges that make learning about directions incredibly fun, and provide a cross- curricular link to Mathematics through both shape and number. We can also run orienteering sessions at your school for a small additional charge. This discovery can be delivered by our instructors, or if any of your staff have attended our Outdoor Learning Cards or Teaching Orienteering courses, you can bring your group and use our orienteering course and resources free of charge (subject to availability).