The british company Enrich Education is the new official IOF School Orienteering Partner and World Orienteering Day Partner.
With the new partnership, Enrich Education and IOF will work closely together to develop and enhance opportunities for schools and young people across the world to access orienteering and cross-curricular outdoor learning on their school sites.
Enrich and IOF will work together to develop new orienteering products for schools, new event days to introduce and engage schools and young people in orienteering, new training for teachers, and enhanced opportunities for schools and young people to engage in orienteering competitions.
Enrich Education have established themselves as the UK’s largest provider of bespoke school orienteering courses, maps, training and cross-curricular outdoor learning resources. Their aim now is to support schools internationally in the same way that they have been supporting schools in the UK since 2014.
– IOF is pleased to enter the new partnership with Enrich Education as we see it as an important step in our mission to promote the global growth of orienteering, said International Orienteering Federation CEO, Henrik Eliasson.
– Through initiatives such as World Orienteering Day, we have received great feedback from schools, teachers and students around the world who have tried their hand at orienteering. The unique abilities of orienteering to combine movement and learning is tailor-made for schools and we are convinced that Enrich Education’s experience from the UK is the right one to unlock this potential on a larger scale. IOF’s main goal is to become a global and sustainable sport and we look forward to taking a step on the road in close cooperation with Enrich Education and our member federations, Henrik Eliasson continues.
– Enrich Education is delighted to have entered into this pioneering partnership and proud to be recognised as the IOF’s official School Orienteering Partner, said Enrich Education Managing Director, Matthew Vaudrey.
– Orienteering is a truly unique way to get young people active and outdoors, positively impacting on their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. The potential for schools across the world to use the power of orienteering to enhance young people’s wellbeing and their wider learning, is huge. This exciting and pioneering partnership will enable many more schools and young people to enjoy the benefits of orienteering, Matthew Vaudry continues.