Glasgow Primary Youth Games Orienteering Activity at Victoria Park, Scotstoun
Similar to past years, STAG & Glasgow Life combined to offer an Orienteering experience for Glasgow Primary School Children in Victoria Park.
Our 215th map was produced for this event and the trickle of support turned into a deluge on a beautiful sunny day.
This year Phil Robinson of CLS and 3 of his staff were in charge. Initially an entry of 161 was received and then, just by chance, on the day I was going to uplift the maps from Stirling Surveys a second email appeared with a new attachment. Out of curiosity I opened it to find that 161 had increased to 215 !
Phil collected the kit - maps, control cards, padlock clippers & mini-O-flags - on Thursday evening and I would drop off the Friday pm maps around 11am the next day.
Fortunately I was able to pop down on Friday and discovered that communications had broke down on several levels - the gates allowing access to the Tennis Courts were still locked so no suitable assembly area & New Schools had just appeared on the day boosting the event to nearly 300 weans !!
Having sorted out the NEW SCHOOLS with maps & control cards I had to return to JP Academy but by all reports the children had a cracking day.
And just as an aside, the Mini-Rugby taking place on the adjacent pitches had less participants than the Orienteering !!!
details of the pre-event information
Courses are approximately 2k in length. Paticipants work with a partner.
Posted on 17th May 13 by Terry O'Brien