Puzzle Trails in Education

General Info

(Linking national Curriculum)

Puzzle Trails can be used simply as a means of engaging young people in learning - or we can come in to your school and use our skills as Trail writers to provide a novel way of meeting National Curriculum attainment targets. We usually work with key stages 1 and 2 in the subject areas of mathematics, English, science, computing, art and design, history and geography. At the end of the programme, pupils will have written their own Trail (under supervision) and have a product that they can use to show others the delights of their local area. The school can then use this Trail Booklet to raise some much needed funds. For key stages 3 and 4 we can incorporate the concepts of business modelling, marketing, funding as well as higher levels of skill in the above areas. This might be an ideal way in which to engage language students also, particularly if you have foreign exchange students due to visit your school area. To find out more about the ways we can work with schools and educational institutions, use the Contact Us link here.

Language Trails

Foreign language students might like to produce a Puzzle Trail in english first, then translate the Trail Booklet in order that they can use this as an activity for visiting students. This could be adapted for foreign tourists, foreign corporate visitors as well as exchange students.

Historical Trails

Puzzle Trails can be written to support local historical routes, but can also be used to help pupils meet their national curriculum attainment targets for history. Our normal Trails will also highlight many historical aspects to a town or village.

Geographical Trails

We can also write a Trail that highlights the geographical aspects of a town or village as well as work with pupils as part of their compare and contrast work in Key Stage 2.

Mathematical Trails

The Trails can be used as part of a specialist subject area such as mathmatics. In this instance we would work with pupils to write clues that specifically use mathmatical puzzles. This sort of Trail would be ideal for pupils that excell in a specific area and want a challenge of lateral thinking to produce a Trail as well as showcase their knowledge and skill.