Published: Mon 7 Aug 2023

Saxons have been working with schools across Kent to encourage orienteering in schools.

Read about the School Games at Capstone Farm Country Park in May.

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British Schools Orienteering Championships

The British Schools Orienteering Association organises two competitions each year, a Score Competition and the British Schools Orienteering Championships. In 2023 the Score Competition is scheduled to take place in October in Leicestershire with a venue still TBD for the School Championships.

In 2024, the School Orienteering Championships are set to come to Kent and will be held at Shorne Country Park. Plenty of time to develop those budding orienteers!

The championships are for individuals by year/gender, and cover years 5 through to year 13 with courses increasing in distance and difficulty accordingly.

Any school is welcome to enter a team to compete at either event, subject to the children being able to read an orienteering map competently and be confident in using basic navigational techniques and to have competed in at least three orienteering events at the appropriate standard for their age.