Mapping Masterminds

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In this session students receive instruction on how to use a compass to take a bearing and to understand some of the key features of Ordnance Survey maps. They will follow a trail to answer a series of questions and learn the basics of map reading within the setting of our beautiful parkland. Suitbale for Key stage 3 and 4.

How does this session link to the National Curriculum?

Key Stage 3 - Interpreting Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs.

Key Stage 4 - Applying geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real world contexts, including fieldwork, and to contemporary situations and issues; and develop well-evidenced arguments drawing on their
geographical knowledge and understanding.

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