Skol-DM: Orienteering

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Skol-DM: Orienteering

Yesterday, IES Falun sent a team to the Skol-DM in Orientering. We travelled to Leksand, where a fast and furious course set out in the woodlands alongside the lake awaited us. In the heat of the day, 78 students were racing for their school. In the year 5 line-up were 2 girls from IES Falun; Ida and Klara. Klara was first off into the forest and although she was nervous before her start, she knew that once she got the map everything would be fine. Ida followed shortly afterwards and looked confident and in control of her navigating when she set off. Orienteering is a sport that makes for nervous supporters as the runners disappear into the forest and spectators are looking at their watches hoping to get a glimpse of their runners appearing out of the woods! It wasn’t long to wait for Klara to come storming out of the trees and towards the last control, with Ida in pursuit. Both girls had had a great run in the forest, clearing the course in under 21 minutes.

Thank you to Excel Education for organising a wonderful, sunny afternoon of fun racing.