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SA Schools Orienteering Championships

As a proud sponsor of the SA Schools Orienteering Championships SurveyingSA would like to congratulate everyone who was involved with making this such a great day!

The SA Schools Orienteering Championships was held at Belair National Park on Monday 27th May, on a cool cloudy but fine day.  Approximately 340 students were entered from 16 Primary Schools and 14 Secondary Schools.  Students entered 36 different age classes, with A classes for the more experienced, and B classes for those newer to the sport. Recreational pairs classes were also available to primary school students.

The event was presented by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering club, with

Course Planners: Adrian and Robin Uppill Controller: Peter Cutten Organiser: David Tilbrook

Assisted by helpers from OH and all other metropolitan clubs.

The presentations to primary classes were made by Ruhi Afnan representing “SurveyingSA”, which provided medals for these classes. 

Senior class medals were presented by the local state MP Sam Duluk.

The shields were won as follows

John Williams Primary Shield – Woodside PS, with Goodwood and Stirling East PS in 2nd and 3rd places

Brian Wale Secondary Shield – Heathfield HS (first time winners of the shield) with Black Friars Priory School, and Marryatville HS in 2nd and 3rd places.

Click here to see all the results from the day.

Orienteering is great for kids and teaches many valuable skills. If your child enjoys orienteering and has a flair for it then they might just be a Licensed Land Surveyor in the making!

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