900+ Pupils Attend 2016 Orienteering Festival – Final Results

imageOver 900 pupils took part in the recent Orienteering Festival at Vogrie Country House. An amazing turnout to a fantastic event using this superb venue.

A huge thank you to the staff at Vogrie, the Active Schools team, ESOC and all the staff in the Primary Schools who entered their enthusiastic pupils and made the event possible.

The event was organised by Midlothian and East Lothian Outdoor Learning Services and has been a great success and we hope to run again in 2017.

Three linear courses were set out for P5, P6 and P7 that challenged their navigational abilities.

  • We had over 500 entries-  made up of pairs, teams and solos.
  • A total of over 900 pupils – up on last year.
  • A total of 24 primary schools. 12 from ML, 12 from EL – well up on last year.
  • Several schools brought OVER ONE HUNDRED pupils – amazing.

All young people appeared to enjoy the opportunity to partake in this event. Plenty of smiles from our confident, successful learners.

Congratulations to all the pupils who took part. The Midlothian winning schools in each category are:


Nadia & Charlie – Hawthornden PS

Fastest School – St. Mary’s PS 


Cameron & Innes – Kings Park PS

Fastest School – Tynewater PS


Sarah – Mayfield PS

Fastest School – Tynewater PS

imageResults can be found here: Orienteering Results 2016. The key to the school codes can be found here: ML-ELC Primary School codes  – these are all the results for all schools – you can see how well your individual teams and pupils performed. We will arrange for trophies for the fastest students to be sent to each school.

We will be running more Discover Orienteering in the 2016/17 year, but for those that wish to take their talent further and pit themselves against others from across Scotland then you need to enter some great events coming up;

Scottish Schools Orienteering Competition.(click link) – Closing date for Entries  – 26th May 2016

More Orienteering opportunities locally can be found on these club websites: ELO  and ESCO