Orienteering is a part of The School Games in England. The School Games provides a great opportunity to get more young people than ever before enjoying the benefits of Orienteering.
The School Games is made up of four levels of competition that provide a pathway for young people to progress and develop. Specific Orienteering School Games formats have been created for Primary and Secondary, Intra and Inter School competition - these are listed below along with downloadable supporting resources.
Why Choose Orienteering?
- From Pitch Orienteering that takes place on a standard football pitch to the traditional Orienteering Score Competition - the formats are simplified, progressive and varied so can provide a fun and exciting introduction to the sport as well as offer new ways of running the same competition.
- Regardless of your type of pupil, their previous experience, or the experiences of your teachers/staff the Orienteering Formats can be tailored to any area (from indoor to your school grounds or local park) and cater for mapped or non-mapped sites.
- Finding points and making choices develops self-belief, respect and teamwork and boys and girls can compete together so the sport is ideal for mixed abilities and various ages.
- Orienteering has a lot to offer in terms of raising achievement and numeracy and is great for meeting the developmental needs, both physical and mental, of pupils. Orienteering is also a cross-curricular activity that can support subjects such as Maths, PE and Geography.
“Orienteering is a sport that can accommodate whole classes at intra-level or multiple teams at inter level. It is a fantastic alternative to some of the more traditional sporting competitions”
Elle Baker - Stockport School Games Organiser
The Formats and Supporting Resources
Just click on your chosen challenge or competition to see more and download supporting resources such as maps and control cards.
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