As a regional association, we aim to hold an East Anglian Schools Championship every year. The clubs in the region take turns to host the event, so the location will vary according to the host club, but generally at the same time of year - late September or October. The championship is open to any school in the East Anglian region, and prizes are awarded to the best individual (or in some cases pair) performances in different school year bands, as well as a trophy handed to the winning school. Below you can find reports from recent Championships. Read the rules of the competition.
Some clubs in the region have their own programmes for schools participation. The largest of these is the Essex and Sussex Schools Orienteering League (ESSOL). Despite the name, school-age members of any of the clubs in the region can earn points for their schools in the annual league, and can have their individual performance at league events recognised by receiving certificates of attainment. ESSOL events are staged across Suffolk and Essex. Find out more about ESSOL.
WAOC's Park-O series, designed for beginners and families with school age children in the Cambridge area, includes an informal school competition.
Should you wish to introduce orienteering on your school site, you will need to have your school mapped for orienteering. There are several mappers in the region who provide this service. There are also several coaches who provide coaching services to schools and trainers who provide staff training.
Contact your local club to be put in touch with someone local or consult the list of freelance mappers on the British Orienteering website. These services are normally charged for.
The overall winners were Norwich School, retaining the silver platter which they also won in 2019, the last time we were able to stage a schools championship. The Perse were runners up.
Certificates for winning teams were awarded to Norwich in the Girls Junior category and Barnardiston for the Boys years 7 and 8 category.
Full results can be found on the SUFFOC webpage.
1st Elysia Cowe , Milton Road Primary
2nd Lulu Gooding, Notley Green Primary
3rd Leah Norris, Barnardiston
1st Hugo Maule-Lidbury, Chalkwell Hall Junior
2nd George Tate and Richie Manning, Barnardiston
3rd Brandon Morgan and Wilfy Wyatt, Barnardiston
TEAM PRIZE Barnardiston
|Year 7-8 Girls
|Year 7/8 Boys
1st Beth Stockham, Norwich School
2nd Siobhan Monteith and Amy Keen, The Perse
1st Marcus Richardson, Norwich School
2nd Chun Ho Andre Fu, Cambourne Village College
3rd Charlie Maule-Lidbury, St Thomas More
TEAM PRIZE: Norwich School
|Year 9/10 Boys
1st Chun Ho Alistair Fu, Cambourne Village College
2nd Alex Darwin, The Perse
3rd Charlie Fleming, The Perse
|Year 11+ Girls
|Year 11+ Boys
1st Olivia Radcliffe, Claydon High
2nd Anja Kolesnikova, Hills Rd 6th Form College
3rd Imogen James, Norwich School
1st Marcus Wentzell, The Perse
2nd Joel Fox, Norwich School