Training events for school students: 17th Aug - 8th Sept 2022
- Various parks and reserves around Christchurch
- Event Type:
- Orienteering training and coaching
Coaching and practise is offered to all school-aged children at all levels. No booking required for small group training, just turn up with your running shoes and a compass if you have one. Bring your own Sport i-dent if you have one, otherwise we will lend you one (a Sport i-dent is a microchip that you place on your finger to 'punch' the controls you reach on an orienteering course).
Each training session will vary, it is run by volunteers and each will have something different to offer. There will be many different things to go over, so it will not have the same format every session. It may involve a walk around looking at features, or a discussion to start, often it will have a set course to run.
Pre-festival school's orienteering coaching and training events from 4pm:
Wednesday 17 August | McCormacks Park - Rugby carpark, McCormacks Bay Road
Thursday 18 August | Old School Reserve - Meet by the Scout Hall off Major Hornbrook Road
Monday 22 August | Cashmere High school - Meet inside the Cashmere High school grounds. Enter the school from the Rose St
Wednesday 24 August | Bottle Lake - Bower Ave. Meet at Broadhaven Reserve
Tuesday 30 August | Halswell Quarry - Meet by the carpark at the end of the road into the quarry park, next to Findlay’s picnic area.
Thursday 1 September | Hansen Park/Rudolf Steiner - Meet at the Hansen Park playground beside the Athletics club rooms
Monday 5 September | Ngā Puna Wai - Meet at the west end of the main car park
Tuesday 6 September | Mt Pleasant school - Cannon Hill Crescent entrance next to the rope climbing tower
Wednesday 7 September | Heathcote - Meet at Heathcote Domain Cricket Pavilion
Thursday 8 September | Barnett Park - Meet at the end of the car park, beside the football fields.
Cost: After-school training is $2 per child which you can pay at each event. You will get your own map .
Download the school's orienteering training flyer:
Feel free to download and print the Schools orienteering training flyer / poster to display on your noticeboard and/ or to send out to students :