Orienteers put Perse on the map at national championships

The Perse orienteering team mapped their way to an historic result at the British Schools Championships.

Twenty-seven students, including two Prep pupils, made up the school’s biggest-ever squad for the competition in Sheffield.

They helped The Perse finish third in the whole school category – the first time the school team has been on the podium at the championships – with the results being based on the placings of the top nine participants from each school within their individual categories.

Erik Biernacki-Jablonski followed up his silver at last month’s British Schools Score Orienteering Championships with a medal of the same colour in the Year 7 boys’ event, while Hebe Darwin picked up bronze in the Year 10 girls’ category.

There were further team age group successes with the Year 7 boys, Year 8 boys and Year 10 girls all clinching silver, while the Year 11 boys took bronze.

Team co-ordinator Camilla Darwin said: “We had a very enjoyable day and we were really pleased to come third overall. We’ve never taken this many pupils before and it’s definitely the best we’ve done as a whole school team.”


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