The aim of the project is to increase the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people, increasing the number of participants both in the schools’ activities, as well and in the clubs’ activities in all countries of National Orienteering Federations (in which Government restrictions allow), helping teachers to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way and to get more new countries to take part in orienteering.
In May 2021, between the dates May 19th and May 25th and September 8th and September 14th, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.
Here in the UK, we are celebrating the re-starting of the sport of Orienteering! As Government restrictions are starting to ease and pupils have returned to school - now is a great time to be taking part in an orienteering activity within your school and registering your event on the world map.
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering, comments:
"World Orienteering Day starts on the 19th of May. However, this year for World Orienteering Day the International Orienteering Federation has published two different weeks - one to take place in May 2021 and the other in September 2021. You can choose to take part in the week that suits your school the best - or better still in both! The International Orienteering Federation have again stated that clubs and schools can organise an orienteering activity or event during the time periods of 19th - 25th of May and 8th - 14th September can be registered it as a WOD-event. There is still time to pre-register a World Orienteering Day event for 2021.
Here at British Orienteering for World Orienteering Day 2021 we have designed a brand new Free Orienteering Exercise Lesson Plan for School Teachers and Youth Leaders to download and use. There are also other Lesson Plans and free resources available to download to help support with orienteering activities. The Lesson Plans just take 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to carry out.
There are also a wide range of event and promotional materials on the International Orienteering Federations (IOF's) World Orienteering Day website such as flyers, posters, certificates, start cards and banners which are also free to download and use throughout the week.
Thank you for your contribution to the sport of orienteering! We look forward to seeing your school as well as UK clubs up on the world map soon."
Get your club and school on the World Map!
Don't forget to register your World Orienteering Day events for 2021 here.
Find out more and download British Orienteering School and Youth Leader FREE resources here.
Download free IOF World Orienteering Day resources and find out more: www.worldorienteeringday.com
Tell us how you get on!
Send details of how you, your club or school have taken part in World Orienteering Day. What did you enjoy the most?
Send a brief overview with photos which British Orienteering can publish on the website. Email: email@example.com