Sheffield Schools triumph in British Orienteering Championships - why don't you give it a go?

Youngsters are invited to join in the fun following the outstanding success of Sheffield Schools at the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Sutton Park near Birmingham.

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 09:27 am
Sheffield's Nether Green, named best overall primary school at the British Schools Orienteering Championship at Sutton Park near Birmingham.

Seventy children from 16 different Sheffield Schools competed at Birmingham, winning four team awards, four individual gold medals plus a silver and a bronze. The success of the Sheffield Schools can be attributed to the flourishing Sheffield Schools Orienteering League which is now in its fourth year. And newcomers are invited to the next league event, this Saturday (November 26) from 1-3pm in the Botanical Gardens. All welcome including complete beginners – just turn up on the day. More information available on

In Birmingham Nether Green Junior School won the trophy for the best overall primary school and Hunters Bar Y5 girls took team silver.

One of the Nether Green competitors

In the secondary school category High Storrs Y7 boys won gold and the Y9 girls were bronze medallists.

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Individual successes were:

Freya Tryner, Hunters Bar - Y5 girls Gold

Imogen Pieters, The High School - Y6 girls gold

One of the Nether Green competitors

Jamie Lightfoot, Nether Green - Y6 boys gold

Euan Tryner, High Storrs - Y7 boys gold

Dom Dakin, Birkdale - Y10 boys silver

Conrad Reuber, Hunters Bar - Y6 boys bronze.