Hallsville Middle School students spent a day off campus at the Hallsville Community Fairgrounds and the Quisenberry Farm orienteering for their Fall Reward Day. Orienteering is a sport in which participants find their
way to various checkpoints across open or rough terrain with the aid of a map and compass, the winner being the group with the lowest elapsed time. The day provided opportunities for students to learn about exploration by developing compass and map skills to travel from one point to another.
Ty Sides, Middle School principal, explained that “Orienteering brings the essence of exploration to our school with hands-on activities and allows students to practice the skills and experience the concept of exploration firsthand.” It also provided students the opportunity to take on leadership roles within their group and to focus on teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.