National Park Running Game

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Where?
Any circular route within South Downs National Park 

Who for?
KS2, KS3 (as an introductory activity), Scotland Level 2 & 3 

Who by?
To be delivered by yourself, using the materials listed below 

Activity aims:

The running game is a fantastic way of introducing the concept of special places to pupils. The orienteering style cards introduce fact-finding, map work and an understanding of what makes the South Downs a special place in a fun and active game that can be easily adapted to venues across the national park and/or school grounds.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand that the South Downs National Park is a special place
  • Be able to describe the special qualities of the South Downs National Park
  • Learn key facts about the National Park’s wildlife, landscape, economy, heritage and more
  • Discover for themselves what makes the South Downs a special place

You will need:

  1. Running game instructions
  2. Running game card template
  3. National Park in a nutshell graphic resource
  4. Special qualities roundel
  5. All of the above can be found by downloading this PDF file.
  6. Additionally, you will need: 
    1. Pencils
    2. Map of route to find cards
    3. Copies of answer sheet for each student
    4. Smartphones or tablets for extension activity (internet connection not required)

Themes:

Conservation, History, Wildlife, Self-guided, Outdoors, Tourism and recreation, Geography, Rural life, National Park introduction