Yesterdays orienteering cluster day at Yellowcraigs saw Aberlady, Saltoun and Humbie Primary schools become the first to use OE’s new SPORTident kit. Out are fixed start times, paper cards and punches. In are electronic controls and dibbers. The system allows us to run oreineteering events more efficiently – and to give participants much better feedback on how they have done. Competitors carry an electronic dibber which stores their times for each control. After finishing the event they automatically recieve a printout of their times, including splits. This really improves pupils motivation, and lets them work out what they did wrong, or could do better next time on their course. And it also makes setting up and managing event results much more efficient.
For more information on using the system or contact Martyn Pegg at OE.