On Friday 5th October the DTCE students were taken on a ‘mystery field trip’ to The Forbidden Corner, which is a labyrinth in North Yorkshire. The aim of the day was to get the students working together in groups to gather information necessary to complete a complex task — namely, mapping this intricate space.
As the students discovered this was not an easy task! Not only because of the complexity of the maze, which has exteriors and interiors and works in three dimensions, as well as having lots of means of disorienting the visitor. The damp weather on the day did not help either, not when it came to putting the maps together on paper!
All the same some very good maps were produced… I put up some pictures here partly to record the day but also as a way of hinting to those who were there about some key locations in the maze, ones that are very helpful for orientation: key landmarks on the map. All this can get you thinking about how we can gather information from the environment around us — reflect on it — discuss and communicate our understanding with others…