S5 Convenor’s Challenge 2016

On Friday 10th of June a team of 4 S5 pupils from St Augustines competed in the Edinburgh Convenor’s Challenge. The team members, Justin, Erin, Adam and Mhairi competed against 12 other schools and worked extremely hard throughout the day as they pedalled, paddled and plotted their way across the city.

The Convener’s Challenge was designed to encourage teams of school pupils to develop strategies that will enable them to complete a series of activity challenges. Developed and delivered by the Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit.

The aim of the challenge was to complete a range of challenges around the city:

  • Activity Challenge, where competitors must complete a physical, outdoor challenge
  • City Challenge which was a series of information-gathering challenges designed to test competitors’ navigation and observation skills
  • Super Summit Challenge, where the aim is to get to the top of as many of Edinburgh’s seven hills as is possible.

The team from St Augustines completed 3 activity challenges – Orienteering at Corstorphine Hill, a water-based challenge on the Union Canal and abseiling at Blackford Quarry. They completed 26 City Challenges and also managed to reach the Summit of 5 of Edinburgh’s “Seven Hills” covering a total distance of 39km – 35km of which was on foot!

The team finished in 2nd place with a total of 8365 points narrowly missing out on 1st place by 65 points.

Everyone in the team enjoyed the challenge and were a credit to the school.

Well Done!

(Text provided by Mr Higgins)

Photo of school team during Convenors Challenge 2016