What's happening this year?
All First Years had a great trip out to Jenkinstown Wood, for a training session, in association with Waterford Orienteering. In pairs, they navigated their way around various routes, finding the controls, and getting back to the finish. It is a great opportunity for the girls to try the ‘sport’ activity, whether they run or walk, and learn a new skill.
We recently had the school and surrounding estate mapped by eminent mapper, Pat Healy, funded by Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership, and will be using the maps to run various orienteering activities and event on site in the new year.
We will be sending a selection of interested students from all year groups to the South-East and National Schools Championships in the Spring.
Events to look forward to this year!
South-East Schools Championship
Thursday 27th February
Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford
National Schools Championship
Tuesday 21st April
Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden
See Mr Chaney for more details.
Trials and Training will happen in the school grounds in January,
using new maps of the school
Other local dates of interest coming up at weekends:
that could be done by students in their own time
Castlecomer Discovery Park on Sunday 12th January
Kilkenny Medieval Mile on Sunday 5th April
Click on the attached Orienteering Maps used below
Presentation Kilkenny 1500 Scale