In Term 1, we had many Orienteering events on offer around Christchurch from the PAPO Club (Peninsula and Plains Orienteers) for students to give this sport a go for the first time, and we had good interest from some new students, and some students who have already given this sport a go.
In the July school holidays, the NZ Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Championships were held in Christchurch, from 19-20 July, at both Avonside and Leithfield. We had the following students competing in this event:
Thomas James, 11SHGR
Megan Jorgensen, 10SPHC
Rosie Knight, 11SCTH
Finn McLachlan, 11NMDA
Jess Ridgway, 9WWIC
The Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Championships were held on 15-16 September, at both South Brighton and South Burwood Forest. The following students represented Burnside High at this event:
These students gained some top placings at this event.
It is hoped that we grow this sport even more next year!