SJD orienteering team crowned British Schools Champions

Sir John Deane's students Hannah Hateley and Daniel Weaver recently travelled to the Forest of Dean for the British Schools Orienteering Championships.

Report by Hannah Heately 

On the 19th of November Dan Weaver and I represented Sir John Deane’s at the British Schools Orienteering Championships held in the Forest of Dean.

The competition is held annually and sees schools from all over the country come to compete in their respective year groups. For some, orienteering is a new sport, however for us, navigating through the terrain to find our controls identified on a map as fast and accurately as we can is something we’re used to.

 Despite this, no course is the same, as the order and location of controls changes for each event and area, so the Forest of Dean presented a new challenge.

But at the end of the day Dan came 7th in a very competitive boys Year 13 and I came 2nd in girls Year 12.

However the biggest surprise of all was Sir John Deane’s ended up taking home the trophy for the best tertiary college team! The competition was tough so we are both very pleased with this result.