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ORIENTEERING SA’s – SPORTING SCHOOLS PAGE

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Orienteering is an outdoor sport part treasure hunt, part amazing race. It appeals to non-sporty children as much as those who are already active. You don’t have to be a champion runner because it involves your brain and body working together. Students can go at whatever pace they like - walk, jog or run. While it can be competitive, it's not just about speed. They have to interpret the map and choose the best route between control points. This may not necessarily be the shortest route. Unlike team sports, students won't be 'left on the bench' or 'waiting to be passed the ball'. In orienteering, you need to be “on the ball”! 

To get involved in orienteering you will need a specially prepared orienteering map of your school grounds. A school orienteering map is very detailed and becomes a great resource to use in other ACARA curriculum areas eg. science, maths and geography.

As part of the Sporting Schools program Orienteering South Australia can provide the following services to your school; MAPPING, LESSONS & COACHING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT so that staff can teach orienteering.

MAPPING

The first step will be to create a map. Depending on the size and complexity of the school grounds this may cost between $250 and $600.  Contact us to find out whether your school has been mapped in which case it will only need an update.

LESSONS AND COACHING

The programme we are offering is CUNNING RUNNING which can be delivered by an accredited coach over 4-6 weeks. Each week will involve a little bit of theory and lots of fun activities to learn the skills used in orienteering.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Basic Introduction to course planning using free Purple Pen software.

ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS

To apply for Sporting Schools funding, use the Sporting Schools web site (link at the top).  If you need more information on the orienteering programs that can be offered, please email us.