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Triumph at the 2022 British Schools' Orienteering Championships

Team 3Last weekend, the school orienteering team headed to Sheffield, for the 2022 British Schools' Orienteering Championships. With a team comprising of girls from Year 6 up to Year 13, this was a real team adventure and a chance to put all the skills acquired at local events and the school club, to the test. The Saturday was spent training; some last-minute brushing up on techniques and an opportunity to try out some trickier controls, without any competitive pressures. 
 
On Sunday, the Championships themselves (held at Graves Park, Sheffield) drew teams from across the country and the girls were racing against some of the top runners in their school year groups, nationally. They performed admirably, with excellent results across all of the age groups and some stand-out runs from a number of girls taking on a new difficulty level of course for the first time. 
 
Combined efforts of the Senior School students ensured they retained their title of British Schools' Orienteering Champions (Small Secondary Category), a superb achievement at a national scale. Equally impressive was the superb team spirit shown by all involved. From helping erect the team tents to cheering each other on, celebrating one another's successes, and cheering up those for whom the race hadn't quite gone as planned, the girls' teamwork and comradery shone through.
 
Special mentions should go to Amy, Emily, and Emma (Year 13) who took the lead in helping Mr. Hayward coordinate the team on the day, leading warm-ups, applying face paint, and taking the time to offer much-appreciated advice to their younger teammates.
 
A truly first-class show of sporting excellence and teamwork, of which we, as a school, are very proud.
 
 
Alongside the Whole School title, the team had a number of other podium results (including becoming British Champions in two different year groups) as detailed below.
 
Team: 
Y6 Mencia, Juliet and Jasmine 
Y7 Tessa, Amy, Isla and Katherine
Y9 Megan
Y10 Honor, Charlotte, Olivia, Isobel and Leni 
Y11 Matilda
Y13 Amy, Emily and Emma
 
Overall Primary School: 4th
 
Team awards
Year 6: British Champions! (Mencia, Juliet and Jasmine)
Year 7: British Champions! (Tessa, Amy and Isla)
Year 10: Bronze Medal, with Megan  (Year 9) running up a year. (Megan, Honor and Charlotte)
Year 11: Bronze Medal, with Leni & Olivia (Year 10) running up a year. (Matilda, Leni and Olivia)
Year 13: Silver Medal (Emma and Emily)
 
Individual Awards
Year 7: Amy, Bronze
 
Orienteering club is part of our extensive extra-curricular provision at Redmaids' High School. To find out more about this club and the many others on offer to students, contact Admissions via the button below, today.
 
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Date Posted: 23 November, 2022

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