On Friday the 2nd June some 17 youngsters from East Lothian competed with other athletes from across Scotland at the 2017 Scottish Schools Orienteering Competition.
All results are available to view here However a summary is given below of our outstanding athletes here in East Lothian
1st place – Scottish Schools Champion – for Maja Robertson in P5/6 girls Longniddry PS
1st place – Scottish Schools Champion – for Angus Wright in P7 boys Law PS
2nd place to Colin Riley in p5/6 boys, of Pencaitland PS
3rd place to Joel Atkinson also Pencaitland PS (only 2 seconds behind Colin)
11th place to Innes Wright also in P5/6 boys Law PS – and that is out of 80 boys.
19th Mackenzie and Josh from Whitecraig PS
33rd Alex and Ross Macmerry PS
35th James from Athelstaneford PS
36th Findlay and Emily also from Athelstaneford PS
19th Maja from Athelstaneford PS
23rd Emberlee and Erin from Macmerry PS
33rd Sammy and Mia from Whitecraig PS
For more photos please click on photo above.
Many thanks to Hanne Robertson for all her hard work as A Pe Teacher embedding Orienteering as part of school sport across East Lothian and thanks for parents who supported their child to partake.
See below for comment from one of the athletes on the day
Thank you for arranging to take us to the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival in Drumpellier Country Park in Glasgow. It was great fun meeting other P6s and P7s from other schools in East Lothian who like to go orienteering and we had lots of laughs travelling together on the bus and chumming each other when we got there. I felt kind of nervous when we got there and there were lots of big buses with kids from schools all over Scotland. It was good to feel part of a team from East Lothian as I was the only one there from my school. It was good doing a warm-up together cheering each other in and afterwards playing football and having our packed lunches. I hope next year there might be some more friends from my school with me.
It was really funny when we were all standing at the start, feeling a bit nervous watching what to do and one of the boys shouted, “You’ve got to be kidding me, he is never a P7, that is not right!”, pointing at a really tall guy at the start and my teacher said, “No, no, he will be a 5th or 6th year!” We couldn’t stop laughing! We all thought it was only for primary school kids, but the competition is for P5/6/7 all the way up to 6th at High School.
I would still like to do this when I get to High School and I hope I meet these guys again and they keep going from all the different High Schools they will be going to.
Next years Scottish Schools event – usually first Friday in June – save the date!