"Finding your way"
Each week students are given a challenge that is based around orienteering. Something that I found fun and exciting that still attracts me to the sport today.
I have had
- the students do a photo challenge around the school.
- A score challenge in which students have competed to find the most points
- Had the students try and make their own score challenge
- A orienteering course - solo
- GPS based course in groups
I have been doing some research, and in an area that keeps changing due to construction of a new community it is a challenge. From cranes delivering panels, through to an asbestos clean up down at the point, each week throws up new challenges. But also new areas that can be added in.
I found an orienteering map from 2011, and also found out that Hobsonville Point was the first place to have an orienteering map 42 years before.
After a 2 year lapse, British athlete and Orienteering champion Gordon Pirie got a group interested and on 19th June 1969, N.Z.'s first official orienteering event was conducted at RNZAF Hobsonville; 1:25,000 map, bomb dump included! (http://www.cpearce.orconhosting.net.nz/Archive_AOC/COC_AugSep_83_OCRO.pdf)
I will keep the challenge going, this week by entering Hobsonville. An area beside the school in which there a few historical challenges that can be included for the students.