This section of Better Orienteering suggests how you can use this website to teach orienteering and it points you to a range of resources available to help school teachers.

The first thing that must be said is that if you want to teach someone to play the piano, you need to be able to play it yourself. You don’t need to be a master musician, but you will need to have some ability to play the piano to be able to introduce it to others. Similarly with orienteering. If you have never been orienteering, the best thing you can do is go and try it for yourself. Even if you are familiar with map reading it will help you enormously to try an orienteering race or two. See the Where can I try orienteering? section under Beginner in the menu.

If you review the videos in the Beginner section you will be able to select ones that are most appropriate to the age group you are teaching.

The tips for newcomers in the Beginner section are relevant to most beginners from about age 9 onwards.

Resources written for teachers

There are many excellent resources available, carefully geared to different age groups. Here are some of the most helpful.