The Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) Unit aims to develop pupils problem solving skills in a variety of situations in adventurous activities. It also sets out to enable pupils to plan and work successfully as individuals, in pairs and in groups. The unit encourages the pupils understanding of the importance and significance of rules and safety in an outdoor setting.
At Walker School the OAA unit runs from Year 3 to Year 6. Children will learn the how to use; Map colours and common basic symbols, using maps and diagrams to orientate themselves and successfully navigate around a simple course, undertaking simple orienteering exercises both indoors and in the school grounds, applying the safety considerations required when participating in a particular activity, Participating in a range of activities which involve working with and trusting others.
Up skilling OAA practice at Walker School
Spurs Coaches worked with Year 4 and Year 6 children and staff in the Spring Term 2019 in a project to up skill teachers on teaching Orienteering in the curriculum. The children were engaged and enjoyed learning new skills and taking part in team building challenges. We hope to teach more Orienteering next academic year during the build, as we have limited outdoor space.