Primary schools gather at Kings Park for Orienteering Festival

Pupils from Ranby CE Primary School at the Bassetlaw Primary Schools Orienteering event at King's Park in Retford G130423-3g
Pupils from Ranby CE Primary School at the Bassetlaw Primary Schools Orienteering event at King's Park in Retford G130423-3g

The 14th annual Bassetlaw Primary Schools Orienteering Festival saw Worksop College Prep School come out on top.

Kings Park in Retford played host to the event on Tuesday of this week.

Pupils from Misterton Primary School at the Bassetlaw Primary Schools Orienteering event at King's Park in Retford G130423-3e

Pupils from Misterton Primary School at the Bassetlaw Primary Schools Orienteering event at King's Park in Retford G130423-3e

Children were challenged to complete a score orienteering course, with 20 different control sites in 20 minutes.

Each control was worth 10 points, with points deducted for going over the 20 minutes.

Schools arrived throughout the afternoon and after a brief map walk, set off at staggered start times.

The standard was high with many runners scoring 180 points or more.

In the team event both of the top two teams scored an impressive maximum 600 points and were eventually split by their total times.

Top 10 individuals: 1st Cameron Ho and Charlie Furness (Worksop College Prep School); 2nd Tom Cooley and Calum Wright (Worksop College Prep School); 3rd Ellie Bull and Will Scully (Bracken Lane); 4th Will Lyons and Alan Jose (St Josephs); 5th Maisy Cairns and George White (Sir Edmund Hillary); 6th Angus McCallion and Sebastian Price (Worksop College Prep School); 7th Olivia Marrow and Joe Smith (Sir Edmund Hillary); 8th Adam Duffner and Joseph Smith Misterton Primary; 9th Matthew Pavier and Grace O’Rielly (Worksop College Prep School); 10th Elliott Everatt and Matthew Parry (Blyth Primary)

Teams: 1st Worksop College Prep School, 2nd Ranby C of E Primary School, 3rd Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School, 4th Misterton Primary School, 5th Bracken Lane Primary School, 6th St Joseph’s RC Primary School, 7th Carr Hill Primary School, 8th Blyth Primary School, 9th Sherwood Junior School.