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Walking and Navigation is an activity that gives the opportunity for many different skills to be learnt. At Penkford we use this activity to improve pupil’s physical and mental wellbeing while working on their social-emotional learning. This activity is closely linked to preparing our pupils for overnight expeditions including Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

Hard Skills

  • Map reading/ grid referencing
  • Map symbol recognition
  • Compass work
  • Measuring routes
  • Orientating maps
  • Taking bearings
  • Planning routes
  • Knowledge of The Countryside Code
  • Physical endurance

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Leaderships
  • Taking instruction from others
  • Teamwork
  • Respect for the environment
  • Social interaction skills
  • Resilience

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

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