SURVIVAL GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE CUP RESULTS 2016
- THE BANTA BAND – Winners: 5975 Points
- Especiallyawesome – 2nd Place – 5790 Points
- #Swagalicious – 3rd Place – 5785 Points
- Fabulous 5! – 4th Place – 5425 Points
- Dabantersaurus – 5th Place – 4285 Points
Well done to all 25 students who took part this year.
We all had a superb time.
Have a great summer.
See you in September!
SURVIVAL GEOGRAPHY 2016
Welcome to Chauncy School. We have a very exciting five days of fun, adventure and learning planned and we at Chauncy are looking forward to your visit. Please take time to read the information contained in the Additional Information Brochure 2016, as it will help you prepare for the various activities we have planned throughout the five days. If you have any questions or queries before during or after Survival Geography 2016, please do not hesitate to ask. Simply telephone the school or e-mail the Survival Geography address firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into Chauncy before the daily activities commence.
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- DAY ONE: MONDAY 25TH JULY 2016
- DAY TWO: TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2016
- DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY 2016
- DAY FOUR: THURSDAY 28TH JULY 2016
- DAY FIVE: FRIDAY 29TH JULY 2016
DAY ONE: MONDAY 25TH JULY 2016
Morning Session – Introduction
Introduction Morning. Students engage in team building activities to get to know each other. They learn how to use the school’s ICT network and are sorted in to challenge teams for the week.
Afternoon Session – Where In The World?
Where In The World? Using ordnance survey maps and ICT to improve map skills.
This is an 8.30am—2.30pm day.
Highlights From Monday 25th July 2016
Log Book Entry – Jade
Today at Chauncy School we first got put into our groups. Then we played a game. All the kids stood on three benches and we had to put ourselves in order oldest to youngest. It was a challenge but we managed to successfully complete the task. Whilst they were setting up a new game we had to decide on our team name. Morgan insisted on calling us #Swagalicious but everyone disagreed. Nobody could think of anything better though, so we went with his initial idea. Then we had to complete an obstacle course holding a cup of water. We couldn’t spill any otherwise the jug we had to fill would be empty. There were five teams and we came fourth. The next game was simple, we had to get across the river, which was part of the field and we only had three lives. If you touched the river three times you were out. We came first and we were so happy that we earned points for our team. After that we went back inside and after break we created our log book on computers. It was a challenge but we got there in the end. Then we had lunch and afterwards went into another classroom and did a quiz on map reading. Then we had to label a 16 point compass and decorate it. Lara got first place and I got second so we had 250 points for our team. Daisy got 30 points, I got another 20, Lara got another 20 and Ollie got 10 points, so we earned 330 points in the afternoon. Morgan got an extra 20 points for his log book design so we had 850 points in total which gave us the lead at the end of the first day.
Today I learned the following:
- I learned how to use a computer to create a log book cover.
- I learned how to use 6 figure grid references on OS maps.
- I learned how to work as a member of a successful team.
Photos From Monday 25th July 2016
DAY TWO: TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2016
An Outdoor Activity Day has been booked at Stanborough Lakes Welwyn. Students will require a full change of clothes, a towel, snacks and a water bottle. Students will be outdoors engaged in paddle boarding, raft building and canoeing so sun cream and a hat is recommended. This is a 12.30pm—6.30pm day. Please meet at Chauncy School as we are taking mini-buses.
Highlights from Tuesday 26th July 2016
Photos from Tuesday 26th July 2016
Log Book Entry – Emma
Today we travelled in a mini-bus to Stanborough Lakes to take part in a variety of activities and water sports. Our first activity was raft building and we were split into three groups to build a raft. Once we had constructed our rafts we went I the water with them. Afterwards we went paddle boarding and I didn’t fall in at all. I even tried jumping in. It was really fun trying to stay balanced and steer the board in the right direction. The last activity was kayaking and we played lots of fun games in the water trying to not to get wet. Today was really fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Three things that I have learned today are:
- How to work as a team
- How to paddle board
- How to tie square lashing knots on a raft.
DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY 2016
Carry On Camping! – Students learn how to set up a simple yet safe camp, develop some basic first aid skills and learn to plan and cook nutritious meals.
Stormy Weather! – Why does it rain? What causes temperature change? How can we observe and record the weather? Present a video weather report. This is an 8.30am—2.30pm day.
Highlights from Wednesday 27th July 2016
Photos from Wednesday 27th July 2016
Log Book Entry – TBC
Thursday 28th July & Friday 29th July 2016 – SURVIVAL GEOGRAPHY EXPEDITION
Kit List for Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July:
Meet at Chauncy at 12.30pm on Thursday 28th July 2016
Eat lunch before you arrive on Thursday afternoon or bring snacks
Sun Hat & Sun Cream
Water Proof Jacket
Rucksack \ Back Pack
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked and muddy
Complete dry bag for Edge Outdoor Activity Centre
Overnight in the tent:
- Sleeping Bag
- Bed Clothing
Wear same clothes as Thursday evening if possible
Change of underwear
Sun Hat & Sun Cream
Water Proof Jacket
Rucksack \ Back Pack
McDonalds money (No more than £10.00)
Optional – Snacks \ Drinks for expedition
Highlights from the Survival Geography Expedition: