Developed in partnership with Youth Sports Trust, Xplorer Schools is a cross-curricular resource from British Orienteering, designed to introduce orienteering to Primary school pupils.
This toolkit enables teachers to deliver fun, active and inclusive educational activity to Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 pupils. The equipment will allow the delivery of interactive sessions enabling you to confidently deliver Xplorer Schools activities, all supported by a comprehensive series of free downloadable supporting resources and templates, designed to enable basic understanding and associated physical skills in a fun and exciting manner.
The resource cards provided in this pack are designed to enable a basic understanding of orienteering whilst developing the essential physical, thinking and social skills through a fun, inclusive and exciting approach to teaching and learning – each resource card highlights the key skills the children will learn.
Xplorer Schools complements the national curriculum and provides many cross-curricular and themed opportunities. The resource can be used as standalone activities or linked active learning opportunities within the curriculum, as a lunchtime activity or an after school club.
Xplorer Schools is a fantastic way to get children learning outside the classroom – but all activities can be adapted for the outdoor or indoor environment.
You can purchase Xplorer Schools through our equipment partner Bishop Sports here.
These resources will give your pupils the skills needed to progress to an Xplorer event in their local park; used together they could provide the basis for a festival or a series of multi-skills stations enhancing your school’s intra- and inter-school experiences.