Youngsters are invited to join in the fun following the outstanding success of Sheffield Schools at the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Sutton Park near Birmingham.
Seventy children from 16 different Sheffield Schools competed at Birmingham, winning four team awards, four individual gold medals plus a silver and a bronze. The success of the Sheffield Schools can be attributed to the flourishing Sheffield Schools Orienteering League which is now in its fourth year. And newcomers are invited to the next league event, this Saturday (November 26) from 1-3pm in the Botanical Gardens. All welcome including complete beginners – just turn up on the day. More information available on www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk
In Birmingham Nether Green Junior School won the trophy for the best overall primary school and Hunters Bar Y5 girls took team silver.
In the secondary school category High Storrs Y7 boys won gold and the Y9 girls were bronze medallists.
Individual successes were:
Freya Tryner, Hunters Bar - Y5 girls Gold
Imogen Pieters, The High School - Y6 girls gold
Jamie Lightfoot, Nether Green - Y6 boys gold
Euan Tryner, High Storrs - Y7 boys gold
Dom Dakin, Birkdale - Y10 boys silver
Conrad Reuber, Hunters Bar - Y6 boys bronze.