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Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices.

Egner-Photography-Frank Chapman-IMG_0741The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

With 4 million registered players & 1.25 million caches hidden around the world this sport can take you to the depth of the seas to the tops of mountains – or just the local park!

Borrowing the skills of orienteering and the technology from your sat nav and combining them makes this a great family activity to engage all.

Each group gets a set of GPSr’s and set out with their instructor – by canoe, bike or on foot around our site looking for the caches, using clues, cyphers, puzzles, coordinates and the ability to search and think like the person who hid it.

Curriculum links key stage 2 & 3

Geography – using GPS/digital technology, map skills, compass direction, routes, direction

ICT - Outdoor activities using problem solving team work skills, using GPS.  

Numeracy – Number, co-ordinates, problem solving, distance, timings

Literacy – Communication

Citizenship – Team work

Physical Education – Outdoor adventurous activities, teamwork, planning and problem solving

 

SMSC Links

SocialLinksStudents work together in small teams to navigate to different geocaches using new technology.

 

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