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Wellacre’s CCF Visit Worsley Woods

Posted at 9:36 am on 16th March, 2023

CCF Experience Orienteering

It was the turn of the CCF cadets to experience Orienteering when they travelled to Worsley Woods to meet with members of the South East Lancashire Orienteering Club (SELOC) on 4th March. 

Accompanied by SSI Ward, a long-time member of SELOC, and Contingent Commander, Mr Baker, the team of students got to try their hand at the sport. 

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Orienteering challenges the participants to run a route along a series of checkpoints with the aid of a map and compass, and to complete the course in the shortest possible time. There are different courses suitable for varying ages and skill levels.

SELOC holds events every month and was a great opportunity for Wellacre’s cadets to learn the importance of navigation, map reading and compass work . 

Contingent Commander and Teacher of Geography, Mr Baker,  said:

“It is a really important and useful life skill to learn to navigate skills, using a map and compass, and the cadets really enjoyed this opportunity with the help of Mr Ward and his Orienteering Club.”

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A SELCO representative commented: 

“We were really impressed with the juniors’ efforts and seeing them complete the course successfully.  Hopefully this will spark an interest in our club; we’d love to invite new members.”

Congratulations to Luke O, Yr 8, who completed the course first and in an impressive 17 minutes! Jud, Year 9, followed closely behind. Students demonstrated real commitment and effort to the activity; their feedback for the sport was positive:

Luke, Year 8, said: 

“I have never done this before and really enjoyed it; I was really pleased with my result and coming first!”

Jud, Year 9, added:

“It was a bit confusing at points with the map reading but I’d definitely do it again because it was fun; I came second so I was really happy with that!"

For more information on South East Lancashire Orienteering Club, please visit: 

Well done to Luke, Year 8, Ethan, Jud, Aiden, Evan, Bradley and Hugh, Year 9, and Marshall, Year 10.

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