SOS Juniors on TourBSSC, Black Rocks and Go-carts!

Posted: Sat 5 Nov 2022

A small group of SOS juniors took a trip to Derbyshire in October. Our Jack Petchey Foundation Award winners chose a great weekend of activities.

We travelled up on the Friday evening and settled into a cottage in the grounds of the Lea Green Activity Centre. weekend began with a short trip to the British Schools Orienteering Association Schools Score Championships at nearby Shipley Park then took a trip to the Black Rocks, a technical area of complex paths and rock formations with a great POC. Thanks to DVO for their help in using the area. The area proved a good challenge. Tired legs found the climb heavy going!

In the evening the juniors competed in a night orienteering session around the Lea Green Activity Centre. The controls were part of a permanent night-o course. One control caused a surprising amount of disagreement among the young people! Following a dispute from Abigail a jury was hastily convened and the decision was made to void the control as it was unfair. This didn't stop the arguments!

Sunday was spent problem solving on the low ropes assault course followed by a hugely competitive go-carting session.

The trip was part funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation and from SOS Junior funds raised by the sale of cakes at our events. Thank you to all those that contribute to the cake sales! Thank you to the club coaches and parent volunteers that gave up their time to organise and run the weekend.