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I wish to thank you and your staff for the wonderful time our pupils had at Loch Insh a fantastic and challenging visit I have nothing but praise for your team and facilities and have no hesitation in recommending your facilities to other schools
(Accompanying staff Moneyrea Primary June)


ACTIVITIES: Orienteering

Orienteering
Activity Overview
Min Age: 6 years
Session max: 24 places
Session min: 1 place
Equipment Provided: All equipment that will be required to do the three various courses. Maps Compass, pens and paper etc.
Participants to take: Long-sleeved top, waterproof jacket, trainers, watch.
Experience: No experience necessary

Short session only

This is a great leveller.  It is not always about speed; accuracy is key too.

At Loch Insh we have three very different levels of courses which engage different ages and ability levels.

The Measure it course.

 During this type of orienteering course the students are issued with a map, clue sheet, pen and a bit of string exactly 1 meter long.Using these things they have to finthe 10 points on the map using the clues and measure the object that they find there. The answers are to written down as a measurement. As with all orienteering the teams are up against the clock.This course is great fun for the Primary school age group.

The Star Course.

During this exersise each group will be given a map with one point on it at a time. There are 26 maps each with one point on them. The objective is to find the point, again in the shortest time and once there remember the letter they find. The team that wins is the team that finds all 26 letters in the shortest time.

The Punch Course

Using the two courses mentioned above we build up to use a fully certified competitive style course by the end of the session. Groups are issued with a normal competition style map.there are 10 points but at Loch Insh we have are own orienteering map software so if you are really keen we can make you up a course just for you with as many points on it as you like!

All orienteering tends to be done in the evening.