Schools hiking on Table Mountain

The subject “Life Orientation” which is taught as part of the National Curriculum is an interdisciplinary subject. It is designed to be taught alongside scientific and technical subjects with the aim of providing children with the necessary skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to live as decent, law abiding, compassionate and peace loving human beings.   

Ridgway Ramblers has developed a number of products that can be incorporated into a schools curriculum as part of their Life Orientation class.

One of the most popular involves a days outing to the Silvermine Nature Reserve. Here the students are divided into teams and have to find their way using map reading skills to the Elephants eye Cave overlooking the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Enjoying the view from Silvermine Nature Reserve

Enjoying the view from Silvermine Nature Reserve

After a break at the cave, the students (still in their teams)  follow a series of clues to find a number of items hidden around the area. Finally the teams need to use the items they have found in order to complete a specific task  

A treasure hunt team in action

A treasure hunt team in action

 This is a fun filled day in which such technical skills as map reading are learned. In addition the students are required to work as a team in order to solve problems and complete instructions.

Teams completing the final challenge

Teams completing the final challenge