A member of the National Park Ranger Service was welcomed to the school on Thursday 23rd November to work with the school staff and children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of how to make, read then follow a map. Children of all year groups accessed differentiated activities where they used a compass to follow trails, locate specific items or re-familiarise themselves with the features of a compass, made their own maps from natural and man-made materials, then undertook a scavenger hunt using their own maps to locate the hidden animals. This was a fabulous way to consolidate and assess the children’s learning and correct any misconceptions.
One pupil said couldn’t wait to say, “This afternoon was so much fun, I loved making my map then giving it to another group so they could find the animals we had hidden around the school hall.”
The ranger was also impressed about the range of questions asked by the children and how well they all worked collaboratively together.
He was quoted as saying,
“I live quite a long way from this school, but I would come back anytime, and I look forward to being invited again and delivering more work to you as an Ambassador School.”
The children and staff are all proud and pleased to have become part of the National Park Ranger Family and representing them as an Ambassador School. Thank-you Mike, for such a wonderful day.