Around the world

Age Range: All age groups


  • 8 to 10 pictures of famous world landmarks and landscapes from magazines
  • masking tape
  • 1 compass
  • 1 pencil and 1 sheet of paper per team.


  1. Set up a compass trail through the woods or park with pictures of famous landmarks and landscapes attached to trees at various places around the course. At the start of the trail and at each landmark or landscape, leave instructions containing a compass bearing and distance in paces to the next point.
  2. Divide the players into teams and give each group a pencil, sheet of paper and a compass. If possible, have a Leader with each team for supervision.
  3. To play the game, the teams should set off at different intervals to follow the trail, identify the landmarks, or state the countries in which each landscape might be found, and then return home with their lists of answers.
  4. Once all the teams are home, see who has identified the most places correctly. They are the winners.

Landmarks could be structures such as The Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, The Statue of Liberty, The Taj Mahal, The Golden Gate Bridge and The Great Wall of China, while landscapes could include sand dunes to represent the Sahara Desert, snow to represent Antarctica, Ayres Rock (Uluru) to represent Australia and rainforest to represent the Amazon Jungle.


Interview: An Interview with the Devil!

Story, ending with: I’ll never do that again!


General Knowledge Quiz #24

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia.


  1. What is the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?
  2. Which is hotter: Mercury or Venus?


  1. Are these Shakespearean plays comedies or tragedies: Hamlet, King Lear,
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello?


  1. Where are these famous art galleries: The Louvre, The Hermitage,
    The Guggenheim, The Tate, The Smithsonian, The Van Gogh Museum?


Finished? Click to check your answers.
  1. In a solar eclipse, the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, whereas in a lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon.
  2. Venus
  1. Tragedy, Tragedy, Comedy, Tragedy, Comedy, Tragedy, Tragedy, Comedy, Comedy, Tragedy
  1. France, Russia, U.S.A., England, U.S.A., The Netherlands.