The aim of these coaching sessions is to support primary school athletes to develop skills which have already been introduced during the discover orienteering or elsewhere. By offering these additional sessions we are helping athletes to enjoy orienteering and giving them a pathway to achieve in to the sport.
There are many reasons to get involved in the sport from increased health and well being benefits to just having fun in wild places. Orienteering is an inclusive adventure sport which offers great enjoyment through challenging and exciting training and competition opportunities. It is also a great family activity where you can have fun learning together. You don’t have to be the fastest runner or the best navigator but you need the determination to develop skills in both areas.
These develop and achieve session will be supported by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club as well as the Midlothian Outdoor Learning Services.
Dates and proposed venues
Group 1 – (selected from the November Discover O sessions)
March – 10 (Dalkeith CP) and 17* (Penicuik Est), 24 (Bush Est)
Fridays 2pm to 3.30pm
*no transport available on this date.
Group 2 – (selected from the March Discover O sessions)
April 21 (Bush Est) and 28 (Penicuik Est)
Fridays 2pm to 3.30pm
All coaches will be British Orienteering Federation qualified and have a current PVG check. These sessions will be insured by Midlothian Council.
FREE (Midlothian Outdoor Learning to cover any costs)
Athletes in P5 to P7 are invited to join the Midlothian Develop and Achieve squad sessions. The sessions are open to all but any pupil who have already been at a Discover Orienteering event will get priority.
Option 1 – Parents/Guardians take responsibility for their own child’s transport
Option 2 – Pupils are collected from the front of the Penicuik Leisure Centre and taken to the training and back at the end. Not available on the 17th March. Transport will leave 15 mins before the session begins for Bush estate and Penicuik Estate and 30 mins before for Dalkieth CP.
If you would like to book a place or more information please contact Sean Fallon, Email email@example.com or phone – 01968 664117 or mobile 07786198407