Orientation Adventure Days for fifth graders at Greenwich Public Schools

Information via Greenwich Public Schools

GREENWICH, CT – Elementary physical education (PE) teachers from Greenwich Public Schools are once again leading “Orientation Adventure Days,” an interdisciplinary project that combines fitness, map reading and team-building skills .

Physical education teachers, Camp Seton Scout Reservation staff and all fifth graders from the 11 GPS elementary schools will participate in a day of adventure. The event was designed to give students the opportunity to meet and interact with students who will be in their sixth grade class at college next year.

Orientation Adventure Days, a GPS tradition for nearly two decades, are held at the Camp Seton Scout Reservation from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26 for Western Feeder Schools, April 27 for Eastern Feeder Schools and April 29. for central food schools. Rainy dates are April 28 (west), May 2 (central) and May 3 (east).

Students were grouped with peers from their common primary schools (established by the Central, Eastern and Western Middle School groups). During their physical education classes, students will learn the basics of orienteering. At Camp Seton, students will participate in adventure activities, which include wall traversing, compass and orienteering skills, and confidence-building activities. All students will enjoy a picnic together, allowing them to socialize with future classmates and friends.

Dino J. Dotson