Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active


Primary and Secondary Schools



Cork Sports Partnership and Orienteering Ireland co-ordinate a Cork Schools ‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ Programme each school year. Each phase of the programme will operate for a limited number of Cork schools during the academic year.

‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ is an Orienteering Ireland 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 –  face to face (5 hours), a resource folder, equipment pack, numerous school event opportunities and the option of a school mapping service (additional cost)

Teacher Training Workshop Details:

Programme Outline

Step 1: School registers to participate in the Orienteering Schools Programme by completing the 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: Face To Face Venue

 ‘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 the remaining components of the programme to each school. E.g. mapping, equipment packs etc.

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

Ready to go Orienteering

Programme Options:

  • Course Attendance (online & face to face) | Resource Folder | Equipment Pack (10 kites, 10 punches and 100 control cards): €80 per teacher (worth over €300)
  • School Mapping: Additional cost depending on the size and location of the school


List of school orienteering events:

Upcoming School Orienteering Events

  • Check out our news blog for updated event details

Schools Orienteering Programme

Please complete the form below to register your interest.


Register your school by filling out the form above.

For more info:

Contact: James
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