Dorset Schools Games/ Orienteering Champs 2017

Just had an urgent feeling that this needed to be documented from last week. Poole East Dorset Area P.E Co-Ordinator Katrina Cole and I who have run Inter-schools competitions before in 2015 and this year are working hard to increase uptake of our Outdoor learning Sport and this is in recognition of the difficulty of bringing schools off site to take part in adventurous activities.

Wimborne Orinteering club and Richard Keighley whos year on year work brings this together ran 160 Children from 13 Schools around a score event at Moors Valley last Friday, the schools attending on this biggest Event so far were (including results):-


Senior  1 Clayesmore2225  2 The Bourne Academy 1755   3 Poole GS635 4 Swilts GS620

Middle, Prep & Junior  1 Emmanuel  Middle1970 2 Sunninghill 1635 3 St Ives1560 4 Fordingbridge JS 1395 5=BadenPowell  StPeters1360 Canford Heath JS 1360 7Yarrells1310 8 Dunbury1055 9Semley 420

I was especially pleased that 5 runners from Baden Powell- St Peters took part this time, as I will be mapping their school for Orienteering during summer holidays, with the aim of providing some coaching in Autumn term 17-18 for them.



At the same time Dorset School Games were being held and the Cycling component as busy as ever, with Three days of MTB sprint races in the forest.

Wimborne and Wessex Orienteering clubs would both like to be included as the managers of Orienteering Champs Included as part of the Dorset School Games for 2018.


As it so happens- the area of Moors Valley will be used for the Great Britain Schools Champs in 18, so we suggest using the nearby Avon Heath for the School Games- I will be working hard to secure this in upcoming months.

Yesterday also Sports -Co-ordinator Dan Moody from Christchurch brought 4 more schools:- Somerford, St Joseph, Burton and Mudeford juniors with 48 Pupils to take part in some coaching and a Score event in the forest, big recognition for all his hard work making this happen again.

A Great few days!!

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