ORIENTEERING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
CLOK's Orienteering Development Programme started in January 1997, with
the objective of furthering the sport of orienteering throughout the general
community in CLOK's area.
To download one of the Annual Reports on the Orienteering Development
Programme, right-click on the appropriate link below and then select
Save target as from the pop-up menu.
The programme started out on a voluntary basis, and there is still a
substantial input from CLOK volunteers --- Mike Hardy puts in more than
20 hours per week and other CLOK members assist at events. This
voluntary input is now supplemented by the work of two part-time
professional officers, whose costs are covered by grants from the
British Orienteering Federation and several other funding bodies.
With the support of a number of partners --- including the Local Authorities
of Darlington, Hambleton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland,
Richmondshire and Stockton-on-Tees, together with The Tees Forest, Forest
Enterprise and the National Trust --- over the last seven years the
Orienteering Development Programme has delivered:
12 permanent courses suitable for trail orienteering.
25 regular permanent orienteering courses.
1 canoe-orienteering course (on the River Tees in Stockton).
Orienteering maps of 10 special schools, 87 primary schools and 52
(Some of this work is currently in progress.)
31 Teacher/Leader courses and 12 Instructor courses for teachers, community
group leaders and Local Authority personnel.
Orienteering Development Programme personnel have recently been invited to
offer orienteering in the Tees
Valley Youth Games.
On an annual basis, the Orienteering Development Programme runs a
seven-event orienteering league for Cleveland schools. In 2003 this
league attracted 120 - 300 competitors per event from 13 - 19 schools in
the Tees Valley Boroughs. For more information about this year's
schools league see the Schools
Orienteering section of this web site.
Following on from their participation in the Cleveland schools orienteering
league, in 2003 Clavering Primary School, Laurence Jackson School, Yarm
Preparatory School and Yarm School participated in the British Schools
Orienteering Championships in Delamere Forest, Cheshire. Clavering
Primary School and Laurence Jackson School also attended the British Schools
Score Championships in North Yorkshire.
If you would like further information about the Orienteering Development
Programme then contact Mike Hardy via phone (01287-624521), fax
(01287-625301) or email.
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