at Norton Manor Camp
The rain didn't dampen the mood in the annual mass participation event at the marines' Taunton base. A great turnout of club helpers got the 850 children on their way and gain their first experience of orienteering
Judy Craddock reports...
Each Year SASP (Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership) under the guidance of Dave Bullock organise and run an impressive Day of Orienteering for Year 4 primary school children at Norton Manor Camp. This year we knew that the weather wasn’t going to be great but by lunchtime the rain had become a steady downpour!
However, we had a brilliant day with 850 children arriving at the Camp to orienteer. The children arrived in waves of 100 or so children every half hour and roughly each half hour they moved from one simple orienteering training activity to the next, finishing with the highlight, a course through some lovely woodland. As this is an army camp it has a massive perimeter fence so we couldn’t lose anyone.
We had a team of 17 QO members setting out the courses, giving out dibbers, setting the children off, manning the finish, retrieving maps and dibbers, promoting Quantock Orienteers and processing results
- Judy Craddock
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