Since returning to school after Easter, students have been participating in orienteering during their PE lessons. The PE department received funding from Sport England and have been able to map out the school site over lockdown.

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport that exercises body and mind. The aim is to navigate between checkpoints or controls marked on a special orienteering map. In competitive orienteering, the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

During lessons, students have been challenged to develop important key skills, such as team work, co-operation, communication, leadership and problem solving. The activity is also excellent preparation for those opting for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Year 9.