Powys Schools Championships and Cluster Events 2011 Results
Date of event: Fri 25th Nov 2011
Level of event: School
Following LAPA funding earlier in the year from Sport Wales, for such items as Si equipment and mapping, Terry and I have been working in conjunction with the Powys Active Young People Co-ordinator, Wendy Langford, to promote Orienteering for Schools in Powys.
This has tended to be in the shape of lots of different exercises in the morning under Terry’s guidance followed by a Cluster Championship in the afternoon for Year 3 & 4 on a White course and Year 5 & 6 on a Yellow. The children have competed, mostly in pairs, and have been exposed to our full Sportident set up (i.e. Dibbers, Si stakes & Units). At Download they were given their tear-off results slip, which included their names, course, school, total time and splits times.
Numbers analysis of participants for Powys Primary Schools Cluster Champs (these took place mainly at the relevant Cluster High Schools, Gregynog or at the Royal Welsh Showground):-
Bro Ddyfi = 125; Newtown & Welshpool = 140; Builth = 120; Llanfyllin = 89; Llandrindod Wells = 97; John Beddoes = 58.
Total = 629
Numbers for Powys Schools Champs (Primary and Year 7 only at Secondary level) at Girlguiding Cymru, Broneirion:-
Total = 132
Grand Total = 761
Mean per event = 117
In addition to the above, Terry attended the Llanidloes Primary Schools Cluster “mini Olympics” with in excess of 100 children attending.
In November we attended a similar function for the John Beddoes cluster when three schools attended (year 5 & 6 only).
It has meant a lot of work and preparation for us both, but was made worthwhile when one little girl at the County Champs without any prompting said “that was fun”.
At the moment we have provisionally planned to hold an Inter-County Primary Schools event between Powys, Ceredigion and Gwynedd in June 2012 at Machynlleth.
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Posted by Bill Marlow