A huge thank you to the staff at Vogrie, the Active Schools team 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.
Despite the mixed weather all young people appeared to enjoy the opportunity to partake in this event. It was great to see so many enthused pupils and staff. With course times ranging from 9 minutes to almost an hour it certainly appeared to challenge all pupils. Plenty of smiles from our confident,successful learners.
Congratulations to all the pupils who took part.The Midlothian winning schools in each category are:
P5 – Newtongrange PS
P6 – St. Mary’s PS
P7 – Cuiken PS
Results can be found here – Showing all results for all schools so you can see how well your individual teams and pupils performed.
We will be running more “Come and Try Orienteering Events” in the 2016/17 year. but for those orieneteers that wish to take their talent further and pit themselves against others from across Scotland then we need to enter some great events coming up;
Closing date for Entries – 27th May 2015
More Orienteering opportunities locally:
A series of informal events run by ELO will visit three towns of East Lothian in the coming weeks (6 to 7pm)
- Wed 20th May – North Berwick – Lodge Grounds and the Glen
- Wed 3rd June – Haddington – Neilson Park and the Tyne Path
- Wed 17th June – Tranent – Polson Park and the Heugh
These events visit areas new to orienteering. They aim to provide an introduction to orienteering for beginners. Please just turn up between 6 and 7 – look for an East Lothian Orienteers flag. No equipment required – just a willingness to give the sport of Orienteering a go.
More local events can be found here