Humanities Orienteering Morning
The event was based around Maps, studying them, reading them, designing them then orienteering around campus with them.
The aims of this Humanities Department event were to further engage with our feeder primary schools, to support their Humanities curriculum and to stretch their pupils in working with our senior school staff. Feedback from the accompanying teachers has suggested that the pupils benefited from their visit as it has increased their interest in the humanities and that they will be able to share their new orienteering and map work skills with fellow pupils.
A Partnership Events Newsletter is sent out at the beginning of each term and schools reply, booking places. This was the first such History & Geography event as it was understood that local primary schools have now been asked to focus on the Humanities and creative subjects
Critical resources are the availability of Senior School teachers and those who are able to adjust to teaching Years Five and Six pupils. The school facilites that were used for this event were one of the larger Halls for welcome and refreshments, and the Lawns for the promenading part of the workshop. Visitors arrived at 9.30am and departed at 12.30pm. The financial contribution from RGSW was £55.00 which covered giveaways, participation certificates and refreshments.
All teachers attending Outreach Events are asked to complete a feed back form either at the end of the event or by returning the form in the post. Replies are then logged and used to inform future similar events.
One response from the attending teacher was “Coming to this event with our pupils has given me additional ideas that I can incorporate into my teaching, which really supports the primary national curriculum.”
RGSW pupils do often help out on Outreach events but in this instance there were none involved. The visiting fifteen pupils were all in Year Six and a mixture of boys and girls.
Due to its success and benefits to our state school partners this event will now become a annual event in Trinity term, however, it is likely that there will be different schools in attendance.
We would however, hope to continue the partnership with Holy Redeemer