A group of Helsby High School pupils held an introduction to orienteering festival for local primary schools.

Children from Helsby Hillside, Horn’s Mill, Frodsham Manor House, Kingsley Community Primary and Frodsham Weaver Vale schools took part in the event in the grounds of Helsby High School.

A group of Year 10 Helsby High School pupils organised an Introduction to Orienteering Festival for the local primary schools
A group of Year 10 Helsby High School pupils organised an Introduction to Orienteering Festival for the local primary schools

The Helsby High Year 10s, who are all members of Deeside Orienteering Club, were led by Willow Moody who organised and ran the event.

Bob Elmes from Deeside Orienteering Club provided the electronic dibbers for the children to use to record their times.

School sport co-ordinator Artie Senior said: “The Year 5 and 6 children from the local primary schools had a great morning learning all about orienteering from the Helsby High pupils.

A group of Year 10 Helsby High School pupils organised an Introduction to Orienteering Festival for the local primary schools
A group of Year 10 Helsby High School pupils organised an Introduction to Orienteering Festival for the local primary schools

“Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

“It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. The grounds of Helsby High School were an ideal venue for the event.”

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