Orienteering Fun!

Dannielle Jones, 8 May 2018

On Tuesday 1st May, a group of Year 5 and 6 children went to an orienteering completion at Helsby High School.

On Tuesday 1st May a group of Year 5 and 6 children went to an orienteering completion at Helsby High School. When the children first arrived at the school, they were given a buzzer type thing that was placed on their right index finger. The boy competition went first leaving the girls to do an orienteering quiz. Although the quiz was meant for experts, the girls flew through the quiz and got most of the questions correct (great work girls). Whilst the girls were doing  the quiz, the boys were running around Helsby High School field trying to find all 12 stops. It took them 11 minutes and1 second to complete the course leaving them 4th out of 11 schools (brilliant effort). After the boy finished, it was the girls turn. Before they set off, they had 1 minute to pick a route. Using map reading skills learnt during geography lessons, the girls chose the fastest route. This was past the buildings, around the back of the school, to the rugby posts and then finally back towards the tent. It took the girls 10 minutes 55 seconds to complete the course leaving them 3rd place overall (fantastic!). Even though neither of the boys or girls team came first, all of the children had an amazing time and put in 110%. Keep it up St Saviour's.

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