YOUNGSTERS from Ulverston Victoria High School are back on top of the orienteering world after dominating the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Witton Country Park, near Blackburn.

The school won the large secondary school category and came away with a host of other individual and team awards to continue its record of success in the sport.

The UVHS Year Seven girls and boys teams both finished second in their races, while in the Year Eight category the girls team came first, with Jessica Bailey placing third individually, and the boys team finished second.

In Year Nine both the girls and boys team won first place, with Emily Turner and Laura Brown taking the top two places in the girls race and Dylan Kenny coming second in the boys.

The year 11 girls were also race winners, with Ellie Simmonds taking second place, and Year 12 boys and girls teams were both placed third, with Jess Ensoll taking second individually.

Finally, in the Year 13 races the girls were first and in the individual category Catherine Bloom was third – and the boys gained second place.

The races came just 24 hours after the UVHS teams competed at nearby Tockholes in a special qualification race for the World Schools Orienteering Championships to be held in Estonia next spring – and several Ulverston pupils grabbed the chance to represent England.

Teams of up to eight could be entered for the races, with Victoria High getting teams selected in both the junior and senior girls categories plus an individual selection for Dylan Kenny in the junior boys select team.