Warrington School/Envirethical/Envirethical Orienteering

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Bio-degradable Cabbage Tree Leaves

Envirethical Orienteering


  • Flax or dead cabbage tree leaves
  • Map of school area
  • Paper
  • Clipboard or a something to lean against

Key competencies:

  • Thinking, Using language, symbols and texts, Managing self, Relating to others, Participating and contributing

Curriculum areas:


Position and orientation – Levels 3/4

  • Use a co-ordinate system or the language of direction and distance to specify locations and describe paths.
  • Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references.


Speaking, Writing, Presenting – Levels 3/4

  • Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies with developing confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.

Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies confidently to identify, form, and express ideas.

  • Uses a developing understanding of the connections between oral, written, and visual language when creating texts


  • Pupils singularly or in groups
  • Name some cabbage tree or flax leaves (1 or 2 first time around)
  • Take the leaf and attach (tie loosely) to something in the school
  • Place a mark on the school map where it has been located
  • When all groups have attached their leaves maps are swapped
  • Groups hunt for other teams leaves and retrieve
  • Could be timed for competition
  • Repeat, except pupils write or draw a description of where the leaves have been attached on blank paper


  • Pupils need to practice tying before commencing.
  • Recording pupils times gave an interesting overview of skills:
    • First to get clues placed
    • First group to locate all of other groups clues
    • Group whose clues were located first
  • Totaling of combined scores above for over-all group