East Riding Schools Orienteering Championships

Some 200 pupils from 45 primary schools come together at near Sproatley at 4 pm on Tuesday 1 May for the final of this year’s East Riding Schools Championships.

The event is the culmination of a joint project between the two School Partnerships that cover all the East Riding schools and the local orienteering club HALO (Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers). Over 600 pupils from 55 schools, many of whom have had little or no experience of orienteering, have taken part in the twelve heats that have been held at various venues throughout the East Riding in the past two months.

The top twenty pupils from each of the heats have been invited to take part in the final and can run either as individuals or as pairs. There will be two courses, one for year 6 pupils and the other for year 5 and below.

The full results will be available on the HALO website www.halo-orienteering.org.uk and the medal winners will also receive vouchers entitling them to free entry to all HALO events in the next 12 months.

The top three school teams for each year will be invited to represent the East Riding of Yorkshire in the Humber Games Orienteering Final (which is also being organised by HALO) on Saturday 14 July at Appleby Frodingham Sports Centre in Scunthorpe where they will compete against the top three school teams from , North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about orienteering is invited to come along to the Beverley Club Night which takes place from 6.30 to 8 pm every Monday during term time at Longcroft School in Beverley.

The sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities, no experience is necessary and qualified coaches are on hand. Further information can be found at www.halo-orienteering.org.uk or from the organiser Neil Harvatt, telephone no. 01302 772911, email neil@halo-orienteering.org.uk

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