YOUNGSTERS are being invited to explore their local area – and they have the chance to win prizes by doing so.

East Lothian Council’s outdoor learning service is running an orienteering #EasterOHunt competition, with the opportunity to win prizes simply for taking part.

A map featuring 12 numbered locations has been produced for each of Cockenzie and Port Seton, Dunbar, Haddington, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Prestonpans and Tranent each. There is also a collage of images from A to L.

Children are then encouraged to go out and explore the towns to match the lettered pictures with each numbered point on the map.

They are invited to share their efforts by posting photos and comments on social media, mentioning their school, @ELOutdoorEd and the hashtag #EasterOHunt on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

The competition is open to all pupils at an East Lothian Council school.

As well as prizes for participation, other prizes include bushcraft, trail cycling, a mini expedition from Venturing Out, wakeboarding from Foxlake and surfing from Active Schools (delivered by Coast to Coast Surf School).

Courses need to be completed and entries submitted by next Monday (April 19), the end of the school Easter holidays.

Alternatively, evidence of participation can be posted or submitted by email, such as photos out and about in the town.

For more information and to view the maps of each town, visit