Perse orienteers chart their course to national medals
Perse students plotted a path to success at the British Schools Score Orienteering Championships in Leicestershire.
Twenty Perse pupils took part in the competition at Martinshaw Woods, Groby, with participants having to locate as many of the 30 control points on the course as possible within a 45-minute time limit.
The senior girls’ team (Year 10 to Upper Sixth) and junior boys’ team (Years 7 to 9) both claimed gold in their categories.
Meanwhile, Hebe Darwin (Year 11) took gold in the girls’ Year 10-11 individual event and Charlie Fleming clinched silver in the Year 9 boys’ section.
Emily Cheng (Year 10) and Marcus Wentzell (Lower Sixth) both narrowly missed out on individual medals as they came fourth in the girls’ Year 10-11 section and boys’ Year 12-13 category respectively.
Team co-ordinator Camilla Darwin said: “It was an impressive result, but they all ran with gusto, many with only limited experience, and there was a pleasing number of students who took part after attending the same event last year for the first time.”