# Orienteering Islay

## Port Ellen Primary School Orienteering Blog

November 21, 2015
by Mrs Harrison

## Training Teachers

Lynn Walker from the Scottish Orienteering Association visited Port Ellen on the in-service day in Novemeber to train teachers how to teach orienteering.  Everyone enjoyed the workshop – it was a lot of fun…..despite the rain!

November 3, 2015
by Eva Munro

## To Sum Up What We Have Achieved

Port Ellen Primary School P5/6/7 has been learning how to Orienteer. To sum up what they have achieved is quite remarkable.What they have been doing in oreeinteering this year such as making some course challenges, made a map of the school … Continue reading

October 26, 2015
by Mrs Clark

## Pontoons-Checkpoint Green E

If you are at this checkpoint you will be able to see the ferry, the Port Ellen Lighthouse and the lookout hut.  The pontoons are for people to keep their boats at when visiting Port Ellen.  There is an information … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
by User deactivated
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## What a Coincidence!

When we were creating our own map, guess what happened?! A GOOGLE MAPS VAN WENT PAST!!!!!! It was such a coincidence! How did it know?!

October 1, 2015
by Ellie Mackie

## Compass Points

We have been learning about compass points because it helps us with our orienteering because you need to know your compass points to get to the markers. Here are all the compass points are north represented by an N then … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
by Ruaraidh MacDonald

## Bearings

The bearing of a point is the angle measured from the north line. Bearings help you find your destination so if you are new town bearings can help you around the place. This diagram shows compass points and the bearings … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
by Abi Logan

## Maps, Grid References And Coordinates

There are 2 lines that are on all maps and they are called the vertical and the horizontal lines. They are always in a straight line and they either go up and down or across the way. Grid references are between the … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
by Struan Colthart

## The Mile Walk And Run

P5/6/7 wanted to do a mile walk or a mile run to improve our fitness. But first we had to calculate and measure how long a mile is. We had to use Google maps to see how much it takes … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
by Sarah MacLennan