As a reward for their fantastic efforts at virtual interaction during lockdown, Pimperne Primary received a visit from two Dorset SGO's to run a day of orienteering activity for the whole school.
Due to their amazing efforts at the virtual challenges during lockdown set by the Dorset School Games Organisers (SGO), Pimperne Primary School received a visit yesterday from two of the SGOs responsible for the challenge. The cup song challenge was distributed by the Dorset School Games during lockdown with the aim of teaching children a short sequence of actions set to music, which ultimately engaged motor skills, muscle memory whilst setting an achievable target to allow a positive experience during the unprecedented situation we all found ourselves in. The staff and children at Pimperne Primary rose admirably to the challenge and submitted quite easily the best response we had to any of our lockdown challenges, click here to view their video.
As a well done and by way of thank you, North Dorset SGO, Nico and East Dorset SGO, Katrina visited Pimperne to reward the children with a day of School Games activity in the form of orienteering. All years participated, with the younger years practising their map reading skills by translating their 'maps' of faces to the floor by way of cones, bean bags, tennis balls and skipping ropes. Year 2-4 learnt how to use their maps to find target destinations within and around the court and then follow these to further destinations. Years 5 and 6 progressed to full on map reading by using more advanced maps and learning how to orientate them correctly to pinpoint markers placed around the school.
Luckily the weather held off for the day and allowed all of the children to thoroughly enjoy themselves and allowed staff an insight into how a scheme of work can be established within school for orienteering. I've no doubt the children will be asking for these activities again.