NavNight - Family Fitness and Fun! New day and venue.
- Last Updated on 26 March 2013
Primary Schools Development
LOC have been given a grant from the British Orienteering Development Fund to get into Primary Schools and introduce Year 5 and 6 pupils to the sorts of activities we do at NavNight. So far we have concentrated on four schools and have completed the three sessions with two of them. We have coached around 140 kids up to now and hope to get many more.
The final session is a competition around a maze, with 8 different courses. The results up to now (from St Mary's RC Primary and Sir John Barrow Year 5s) are available to download.
We have had a couple of new families at NavNight because of this work, but would like lots more.
Family Fitness and Fun! New venue.
Lakeland Orienteering Club welcomes local families to come along to its activity night (NavNight).
NavNight will introduce the basic skills for all Adventure Racing activities. These will include:
• Learning adventure skills
• Games with maps
• Fun family navigation games
• Family fitness time
You'll need to wear something suitable for some outdoor exercise - but the exercise will be fun and suitable for anyone!
Coach Richard Lecky-Thompson said: “NavNight is really good fun and everyone is welcome to come along and join in. We focus on teaching families the basic skills of navigation and map reading in a fun, social setting. People have mixed perceptions about what orienteering is all about so come along and try it for yourself. It is easy to pick up the basic skills and get involved!”
“We’re a very friendly and family orientated club with members as young as 7 and over 80 so don’t be put off as anyone is welcome”.
Orienteering, which combines outdoor adventure and fun, is ideal for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The sport provides a healthy mix of physical activity and mental decision making, and no map reading skills are necessary for beginners. It’s perfect for children, who can run around in a fun, safe, controlled environment and also excellent for adults wanting to shape up, try something new and meet new friends.
Many of LOC’s members regularly compete in events all over the country and abroad. Many Juniors have gone on to represent their country. However, the main aim of NavNight is to encourage as many people as possible to take part in orienteering and enjoy keeping fit.