Primary Orienteering Competition

This years primary orienteering competition will take place on Wednesday 10th February 2010. As usual it is open to all primary schools in East Lothian. It would be truly fantastic to have every primary school represented.

The competition will take place at John Muir Country Park, Hedderwick Hill.

There will be two trophies up for grabs. A P4/5 trophy and a P6/7 trophy. Last years winners were Gullane (6/7) and Stoneyhill (4/5).

All competitors for the P6/7 trophy must compete solo and all competitors for the P4/5 trophy must compete as pairs.

Please make sure that your primary school has an entry. Please complete the entry form here and e-mail to Martyn before January 2010

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Each school must make their own transport arrangements to John Muir Country Park. All entries will close at the end of January and on this date registration arrival times will be published for each school. It will be between 0930 and 1230. We hope to have the primary competition finished by 1330.

If you require any more details or information then please contact Martyn at the Outdoor Education Service

mpegg@eastlothian.gov.uk 01875 616690

Coasteering…Active Risk Management

Ross High pupils coasteering in beautiful December sunshine.On December 4th seven puupils from Ross High along with Mr Berry undertook an immersion course in Risk Management. The S6 pupils were working on risk assessment by undertaking a short journey along East Lothian’s coastline at North Berwick. Also known as coasteering, the half day certainly made pulses quicken for the students. Before setting out on our journey a substantial amount of time was spent in the classroom at the outdoor education base looking at the practicalities of risk management: forecasts; previous weather systems; maps; tide times; group ability; previous experience; equipment; clothing; emergency procedures; contact infromation. Once all of these issues had been gone through the pupils eagerly took to the activity – whilst doing their own personal dynamic risk assessment (challenge by choice!). We returned to the outdoor education base for lunchtime with smiles and memories of a very different and enjoyable lesson on risk management!