Redland High Orienteers Secure Silver at the British Schools' Championship

DSC_0191Six months after becoming the Avon Schools’ Orienteering Champions, the Redland High School Orienteering Team has been awarded Silver Medals at the British Schools’ Score Championship.

Orienteering is a sport that combines cross-country running with map reading and Score Orienteering involves trying to find as many controls as possible in a given amount of time. Controls usually have different point values depending upon distance from the start and the difficulty of navigation required to find them.

This was the first time that the School has entered the British Schools’ Score Championship. Kathryn Saunders, Abigail Ehrlich, Emily Finnimore, Alexandra Morris, Sylvie Livingstone, Laura Hogg, Claudia Spice and Grace Hillier travelled to Redditch to test themselves against 400 of the UK’s best orienteers from 50 schools around the country. Claudia Spice was also awarded a Bronze medal in the Year 7 Individual Girls race.

Caroline Bateson, Headmistress at Redland High School, said, “All the girls involved should feel very proud of this fantastic achievement, particularly since some of the runners had never competed in this Score format before. Doing so at the British Championships demonstrates true Redland spirit!”

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