Scottish Orienteering runs "Teaching Orienteering" courses throughout the year at a variety of locations. See here for the latest schedule
Latest course dates and details from the Scottish Orienteering Association
Whether a club member or working within schools, scouts or other youth groups the Scottish Orienteering Assocation runs a programme of regular courses for those wanting to teach or coach orienteering.
Well done to all the schools that took part in the 2015 Perth & Kinross Schools Orienteering Festival.
Milnathort's Team 1 are the champions!
Congratulations to Team 1 - Sarah, Ailsa and Nikola - from Milnathort, who won the 2014 Perth and Kinross Primary Schools Championships Final today at Scone Palace. They put in a fantastic time to come well clear of Oozema Kappa from St Dominics, in 2nd place - both teams scoring a maximum 540 points. In 3rd were Zombies on the Run from the Royal School of Dunkeld, with Thunderbirds from Auchterarder and Chocaholics 2 from Luncarty making up the top 5. Altogether, there were 105 teams of 3 today - well done to every single one of you for your efforts!
Results from the 2014 Primary Schools Final are now available. These have been updated to correct a timing error from earlier today.
Grandstand finish for The Three Musketeers from Craigie
The last in the series of area championships took place at Perth Riverside on Tuesday, for schools in Perth city. Theer was a (literally) grandstand finish to the competition with the finish line on the athletics track! Craigie, Tulloch and North Muirton Primaries competed for the top places, and The Three Musketeers from Craigie came out first, ahead of the Tigers in second and the Anteaters in third, both from Tulloch. Well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to all those teams who have qualified for the final.
The latest round of the Perth And Kinross Primary Schools Orienteering Chamoionhsips took place in the grounds of Strathallan School on Monday, for schools in the area immediately surrounding Perth. And it was local school Forgandenny who dominated the results, taking four of the top five places. The Ruthless Micro Monkeys came out on top, just ahead of Dunkaisean, with Lovely Lifeboats of Viewlands in third place - all three teams managed a top score and the top two were separated only by 10 seconds! The Pink Fluffy Unicorns and Mad Marshmallows made up the top five. Another gerat turnout and an excellent day's weather - thanks to all the schools for coming along, and congratulations to all the teams who have qualified for the final at Scone Palace!
Milnathort take first and third place!
At the South Area Chamionships at Lendrick Muir, near Crook of Devon, last week, there was a record turnout of 68 teams and record performances! The first five teams all beat last year's winning score, with the maximum 540 points being scored for the first time since the course was extended three years ago. Milnathort Primary's Team 1 came out on top, ahead of the Arctic Meerkats of Portmoak and Team 21 also of Milnathort. Congratulations to all teams who took part - the top 24 teams qualify for the final on May 21st at Scone Palace.
St Dominic's Primary lead the way
At the West Area Primary Schools Championships, held at Glenalmond College, and attracting 92 teams, it was an especially good day for St Dominic's Primary, Pitcairn Primary and The Community School of Auchterarder. The winners were the Oozema Kapp team from St Dominic's, with Pitcairn 1 as runners up and Pitcairn 6 in third. 7 Enchanted Cheetahs from Dunning were fourth, with TCSoA providing four teams in the top 10! Well done to all teams who took part - the top 34 teams qualify for the final on May 21st at Scone Palace.
Clean Sweep for Dunkeld!
Yesterday at a wet Dalguise, the North area championships of the 2014 Perth and Kinross Primary Schools Orienteering Championships was dominated by the Royal School of Dunkeld, who took the top four places. The winners were Dunkeld Dashers, followed by Zombies on the Run, 3 Amigos and Ginger Ninjas 2. The Crazy Coos from Breadalbane took 5th place. Congratulations to all teams and schools who took part - the top 17 teams qualify for the final on May 21st at Scone Palace.
Newhill's Four Musketeers for the win!
The first of the 2014 Perth and Kinross Primary Schools Orienteering Championships was staged at the Belmont Outdoor Centre by Meigle on Monday 31st March. Over 100 children competed in teams of three in excellent conditions for orienteering. The winning team was The Four Musketeers from Newhill, perhaps a fitting reward to Newhill for the help they provided in organising the event. Second was The Purple Puppy Dogs from Abernyte and third was Penguins from Alyth. Abernyte achieved the distinction of 100% of their teams qualifying for the final at Scone Palace, especially creditable as P5 pupils were included in the teams to make up numbers. Congratulations to all teams who took part - the top 15 teams qualify for the final on May 21st at Scone Palace.