Such is the growing popularity of geocaching, that the BBC sent Mike Bushell into the countryside to find out just what the fuss is all about.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game that’s a cross between orienteering and hide and seek. Geocaching for Schools and Communities provides everything you need to know about how to get started and enjoy a fascinating pastime that gets children out in the fresh air, hunting enthusiastically for hidden treasure. Whether you employ a high-tech approach involving GPS devices, mobile phones with GPS apps or just a good old map and a compass to find the cache, it’s great fun and terrific exercise.
Sharing an enjoyable outdoor adventure with their teachers can also often create a profoundly different student-teacher relationship.