CHILDREN from Crossgates Primary School were presented with a trophy after they won the Schools Award at the recent Orienteering Festival at Pittencrieff Park.

The children from P5 and P7 had to use their map navigation skills to find different checkpoints around the Glen.

The children clocked some fast times. Brodie Hunter and Greg Ewart received a 3rd place medal for completing the P7 course in 13 minutes and 53 seconds. The points were added up and Crossgates came first out of the 21 schools that entered.

The children participate in Orienteering Festival as part of their John Muir Award.

Lauren Gibson, the John Muir Co-ordinator at the school, said: “It was an amazing achievement for the children and the school.

"We were impressed with how quick around the course the children were.”

She continued: “The John Muir Award is awarded to P5 and P7. To achieve the award, the children take part in residentials at Fordell for P5 and Ardroy for P7.

"The children also have to work on conservation skills, develop an understanding of the outdoors and be able to read maps which is why we do the Orienteering.”

The children have been entering the competition for the last four years and this is the first time they have won something.