Greenwich Public Schools holds Orienteering Adventure Days

Elementary Physical Education teachers in Greenwich have developed an interdisciplinary project that blends fitness, writing, map reading, and team building skills. Led by their P.E. teachers and staff from Camp Seton Scout Reservation, all fifth graders from the 11 Greenwich Public Elementary Schools will participate in a day of adventure.

The event was designed to give students the opportunity to meet and interact with those students who will be in their sixth grade class in middle school next year. Orienteering Adventure Days are being held at the Camp Seton Scout Reservation from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 (for Central feeder schools), Wednesday, April 20 (for Western feeder schools), and Thursday, April 21 (for Eastern feeder schools). Rain dates are April 22 and April 25.

Students have been grouped with peers from their common feeder elementary schools (established by the Central, Western and Eastern Middle School clusters). In preparation for this experience, students will generate a letter in Spanish or French to introduce themselves to their teammates prior to the event. During their physical education classes, students will learn orienteering basics.  At Camp Seton, students will participate in adventure activities, which include a traversing wall, compass skills and orienteering, trust building activities, as well as an interactive lesson on poisonous plants, spiders and snakes. All students will enjoy a picnic lunch together, allowing them to socialize with their future classmates and friends.

The Physical Education Department finds this to be a wonderful opportunity to work across disciplines, take advantage of community resources, and to help pave the way for a positive transition for students to middle school.

For more information, contact:

CMS Feeder Schools: Cristofer Brown ([email protected])

Phil D’Amato (phil_d’[email protected])

WMS Feeder Schools: Bob Mata ([email protected])

EMS Feeder Schools: Scott Moroney ([email protected])

 

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