Code of Conduct at Events
Schools are expected to provide adequate supervision for their own pupils and advise them regarding their obligation towards the country code which will be displayed at each event. Under the Health & Safety Act and Child safety Acts, the participating schools should be aware that the onus is on the school (and the teachers in charge of the participating students), for the responsibility of its students while out at orienteering competitions. At least two teachers (for primary schools perhaps one teacher and one other adult vetted by the school), should accompany the school to the event and one of the teachers should patrol around the course. Please advise pupils that under no circumstances will vandalism, tampering with controls, littering or anti-social behaviour towards other pupils be tolerated. Perpetrators will be disqualified and prevented from entering future events. Orienteering is a competitive sport and such behaviour spoils the enjoyment of others.