Online orienteering guide FOR TEACHERS


Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

There is great potential for developing orienteering within schools with simplified and progressive orienteering activities that can take place in the school grounds or inside the classroom. Orienteering is also a cross curricular activity and can support subjects such as Maths, PE and Geography.

Keep it simple! Use your imagination!

This website content covers three main topics, use the top menu bar or click on the image to select the pages you want:

(easy steps to create your own school map or info about hiring a professional mapper)

  • School maps

(useful material and directions where to buy it, or what to do in case of a small budget)

  • Web shops

(details about all the activities that are possible and their progression)

  • Understanding
  • Familiarization
  • Navigation
  • Competition