Puzzle Trails in Education
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.
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.