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Primary & Secondary - Orienteering


Irish Orienteering Association and Cork Sports Partnership are now taking registrations for the Cork Schools ‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ Programme 2020. The phase of the programme will operate for a limited number of Cork schools on Fri, 27th March 2020 in Mayfield Community School.

‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ is an Irish Orienteering Association initiative, aimed at introducing and promoting the sport of orienteering into schools and provide teachers with the necessary training and resources to successfully implement the programme in a school setting.

In return for full commitment to the programme, each school will receive a subsidised teacher training day in March in Mayfield Community School/Sports Complex, a resource folder, equipment pack, event and option of a school mapping service(additonal cost) Schools have the option to pick and choose from different elements of the programme. Please contact the office for more information.

Programme Options:
  • Course Attendance, Resource Folder, Equipment Pack, Event (10 kites, 10 punches and 100 control cards): €100
  • School Mapping: Additonal cost depending on the size and location of the school

Programme outline

Step 1: School registers to participate in the Orienteering Schools Programme by completing the programme registration form.

Step 2: Registration will be acknowledged by Cork Sports Partnership following closing date.

Step 3: Successful schools will be contacted by Cork Sports Partnership to confirm acceptance on to the programme. Remaining schools will be contacted and placed on a waiting list for future phases of the programme.

Step 4: Selected teachers will attend the Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course.

 ‘Ready to go’ Orienteering will provide teachers with the knowledge to:

  • Introduce pupils to the basic skills of orienteering in a fun and exciting way
  • Identify where orienteering can be introduced to the school curriculum
  • Use games and activity cards that progress pupils from classroom lessons to participation in simple orienteering competitions and events
  • Explore and develop Outdoor and Adventure activities on the school grounds and/or local environment
  • Prepare pupils to compete in schools orienteering events in public parks 

Step 5: Depending on which programme option Schools selected, arrangements will be made to deliver remaining components of the programme with each school. E.g. mapping, equipment packs etc.

Step 6: School teacher delivers regular Orienteering activities on schools grounds.

  • Complete the online registration form at the bootom of this page
Teacher Training Day Details:
  • Venue: Mayfield Sports Complex
  • Date: Fri, 27th March 2020
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
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Cork Schools Orienteering Programme

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