Last week two groups of pupils from Ulverston achieved success in national & international orienteering competitions.
On Wednesday April 8th a small band of children and adults descended on Gleaston village green for the biennial Duck Race. The purpose of this was to raise money to send seven pupils to compete at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Anatalya, Turkey on April 18th – 24th. Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket as we raised an impressive £785. The winners were:
- 1st prize: Ticket number 679 Becks Hodgson sold by Tilly
- 2nd prize: Ticket number 507 Sophie Wilson sold by Fiona
- 3rd prize: Ticket number 863 Mike Cunningham sold by Ms Lomas
- and the Last Duck Home prize was ticket number 468 Margaret Lawrence sold by Miss Evans
The World Schools Orienteering Championships took place around Primiero, Trentino – in the Dolomite area of Italy in May. The junior boys team from Ulverston Victoria HS was selected to represent England and they have returned with a trophy, medals and certificates.
Max was a member of the junior boys team (14 & 15 years old) who took part in the Championships held near Madrid in Spain. Supported by Nathan (12th), Sam (22nd), Ben (28th) and Luke (32nd) the team were second after the first race. Unfortunately, the pressure was too much in the second race and the team finished 5th overall. After the excitement of the first days results this was an excellent effort from a team who will continue to get better in the next few years.
The weekend of the British Schools Championships was also part of the selection process for the World Schools Championships to be held near Madrid, Spain in April 2009. Selection was based on the results from the championships on Sunday and a selection race held on the Saturday.