ROBIN HILL TEAMWORK CHALLENGE! (MULTI-SUBJECT)
Designed to support a school trip to Robin Hill Country Park
P.S.H.E. Key Stage 4
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The task challenges students to practise their precise observation and navigational skills by competing against other teams to find plaques that contain several subject tasks. The information on the plaques is designed to be used in conjunction with an activity sheet, one per group, which are subject themed in English, Maths, History, Geography and Drama.
This is a fun orienteering and geocaching inspired PSHE activity which involves navigating using GPS and retrieving information from a series of plaques located around Robin Hill. The task is designed to engage students with their visit to the park and enables teachers to focus students on any of several possible curriculum subjects. The task challenges students to practise their precise observation and navigational skills by competing against other teams to find plaques that contain several subject tasks. The information on the plaques is designed to be used in conjunction with an activity sheet, one per group, which are subject themed in English, Maths, History, Geography and Drama.
This resource requires no pre-visit preparation other than ensuring students have access to GPS equipment (an app on their phone for example).
Teachers must decide whether to focus their students on one
subject activity or several - this will depend on the time available
and capability of the groups. Different groups could be tasked with
undertaking different subject activities, or all of them can complete
the same one e.g. History. The plaques can be visited in any order so
groups can be dispatched in different directions to minimise waiting
time. This is quite a strenuous activity as it incorporates the whole
park, which could mean a lot of walking / running. Advise students
to carry water and wear appropriate clothing to suit the expected
weather conditions. As a PSHE working together task, groups should be coached to share the roles involved in the activity. For example, the GPS unit should be passed around and the roles of scribe or navigator varied. Everyone should be encouraged to contribute.
Key Skills Practised
Working together towards a common goal
Maintaining focus and concentration, using precise navigation and observation skills
Individual subject skills (reading, improvisation, communication, applied maths, estimation, writing, etc.)
Students will demonstrate their collaborative team-working skills. They will show that they can respond to challenges in various subjects. Students will show that they can focus on their surroundings, using precise navigational and observation skills.
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