Moray Schools Sponsorship Deal
Innes & Mackay
Moray will be represented at the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival next year thanks to a generous sponsorship deal with Inverness solicitors and estate agents Innes & Mackay.
The law firm in the Highland capital are laying on a 57-seater coach that will enable the top-performing schools from the Moray Schools Orienteering Festival to represent Moray next June.
The Moray Schools took place on Thursday 6th October in glorious sunshine at Gordonstoun School with 20 primary and 3 secondary schools represented. The event was administered by Active Schools with Moravian providing all the technical support. Winning the right to battle it out with schools across the rest of Scotland were Forres Academy while the top two primary schools were Bishopmill (Elgin) and Kinloss. Both schools have benefited from the skills of local PE specialist Jenny Bichan who has featured orienteering in her PE classes for many years, resulting in a great many juniors taking up the sport outside school.
Moravian's Schools Liaison Officer, and Former Regional Development Officer said
"It's always been a great source of frustration that Moray has never been involved with the Scottish Schools Festival. The expense of travelling to the Central Belt has been too much of a barrier in the past, but thanks to Innes & Mackay that barrier has now been removed. We will be encouraging the winning schools to take advantage of our monthly Schools League events on Saturday mornings to get their teams in the best possible shape for next June."
A report about the event, including photos by ActivNorth, is on Moravian Orienteering Club's web site. Information about the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival will appear on the Scottish Schools Orienteering Association web site when event details are decided.