Just becasue we are in lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t try new sports.
Orienteering is sort of like a treasure hunt. You go to all the points on a list (controls) and write down a code or take a stamp. You try to do this as quickly as possible.
Here’s video to give you an idea (not lockdown style)
The great news is there are some orienteering courses that have been set up in Edinburgh by ESOC (Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club) and can be used during lockdown. ESOC are a charity so please consider a donation if you use the course.
They aren’t super close to Dalry but if you don’t mind a walk or have a car you could use them for excercise. Don’t use public transport to get there during lockdown.
Remember to not touch the control posts as you go around. Just copy the codes down with a pen. And don’t forget to time yourself.
You can post your best times to Mr D or the School on twitter.
Here are the control lists and maps for each course.
P2 enjoyed building on their ball skills this week practising rolling, bouncing, throwing and catching. They have also had the opportunity to work in teams for rely races using different ways of travelling such as running, jumping and skipping.
P2 have been enjoying learning a variety of new playground games with Ricky, our Active Schools co-ordinator, every Thursday. We have been practising these games during our Tuesday PE lesson and we are going to use these games in the playground during snack and lunch, so that our playtime is safe and fun!
P7 pupils visited the playground yesterday as part of their transition project to leave their goodbye messages to one another and to the school.
We surprised Raul in P6, who was visiting with his sister Christina, by presenting him with the Citizenship Award. Raul was presented with this award for consistently demonstrating our school values. ‘Together we are respected, responsible, included and kind’.
Later that afternoon Aoife was surprised when she arrived and was presented with The Cup of Kindness for demonstrating a consistently kind and caring attitude throughout her time at Dalry.
Mr D popped into the playground an presented both Meda and Andrei with his Mr D PE Superstar awards. It was lovely to see so many of our P7 pupils and their parents one final time across the day safely in a socially distanced manner.
Thanks to Miss Curran for organising the transition event so well, and for taking the time to say goodbye to her children and their families who were able to visit as part of their daily exercise.