AlfrescoWild Challenge 

The Countryside Code

Take only pictures, leave only footprints

Lots of us are really enjoying visiting the countryside at the moment. Sadly, some people don't know how to behave responsibly and are leaving litter and not taking care of our lovely areas nor respecting the spaces they are spending time in.

This COMPETITION challenge is all about how we can help others understand how to behave in the countryside in order to look after it, behave sensibly and to leave it as we found it.

What happened to me.....

Watch my two videos. This is what I found when I took my dog on a walk to a lovely area near me that is full of wildlife .

Talk to your teacher, parent or carer about how you think it made me feel.

How would you feel if you found this had happened on your favourite countryside area?

Look at this information about how we should all behave when out in the countryside. 

If you had to tell people about this information, how could you act it out?

The Countryside Code 

Watch this video

Click to download and print this info about the Countryside Code


Litter and Wildlife

Look at these posters and think about how you could tell people about how dangerous litter is to wildlife. May be you could use some of your toys to act out some scenarios.....

How to Enter

Your challenge is to create a video to explain how to behave in the countryside.

This will be entered into a competition to win an OS Prize Bundle!

  • Your challenge is to create a short video showing people how to behave properly in the countryside

  • Think about how you could act out different scenarios to show people the wrong and the right way to behave

  • You could use some of your toys and different members of your family or your class to help make your video 

  • It is easier to film your scenes separately and then join them together at the end, in an app or using a piece of video software.

  • Try to get across lots of information but in a fun, engaging and informative way!

Competition Prizes

Ordnance Survey have offered some great prizes  for this Alfresco Challenge!


These will be awarded to the 5 film makers / families / groups that we feel have created the most imaginative and informative videos to help people to 'take only pictures, leave only footprints' when in the countryside

5 prize bundles, consisting of....

One year subscription to the amazing OS Maps app

Two OS outdoor mugs

 OS Picnic Blanket


Closing Date for entries: Friday 31st July

My plan is to create a single video, at the end of the competition, using elements from as many entries as is possible. All entries will be contacted regarding permissions.

  • If you decide to have a go at this challenge, submit your videos on the AlfrescoWild FB page, by clicking on the link below, or you can email ( it or use WeTransfer

  • Please check with a parent, if you want to share your project                                                                                   (unless you are an adult of course!!)

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