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Inter School Orienteering
On the 20th of June 2012 Oberthur’s inter school orienteering team went to John Forest National Park to compete against other primary schools in an orienteering race.
The bus left school at 8:45am for the 1 hour trip to John Forest National Park in the Swan Valley. Our bus driver got lost at some roadworks. When we finally got there it was almost time for the 1st pair to go. They went at 10:00am I was paired up with Lucas and we left at 10:46am.
When we were in the bush we started finding all the checkpoints. They need to be found in order. When we got to finding number 5 we got a little lost. We took a wrong turn and went down the hill instead of up it. We ran next to a gully and bumped into a dead kangaroo. It’s foot was caught on some barbed wire and half of it’s body was missing. We quickly ran away from it. Lucas and I decided to go up through some long grass to a granite bolder. The bolder was very slippery and didn’t have many handholds but we still climbed to the top of the bolder and jumped to the track. When we finally found number 5 we knew were we where going.
When we got up to number 9 it was on the other side of a wide gully. Lucas and I walked across a shallow bit and I slipped and fell into a deeper part of the gully and got submerged in water from my knees down.
We ran on until we reached number 14. I stamped the card, Lucas ran on to the finish and after I stamped the card I ran after Lucas to the finish line. We handed in our card and went back to our shelter.
We were very eager to start the course.
Running in to the finish.
Wet, muddy and exhausted after the race.
The map we used in the race.
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