Category: Outdoor Education

Students take on Exmoor Challenge

Date: 6th May 2024

Written by Mr Worsfold – D&T Teacher / 2nd in Department / Outdoor Education Co-ordinator On the Saturday of Bank holiday I took two teams over to Dulverton to take part in the yearly Exmoor challenge. The Exmoor Challenge is a 16 mile loop out of Dulverton. It includes rough terrain, beautiful scenery (Tarr steps)…

Ten Tors – Walk 3

Date: 10th December 2023

On Saturday we took 28 students out for another training walk, this time it was along the South West coast path in North Devon. The students started at Saunton Church and walked to Bull Point lighthouse, a distance of 21 kilometres with lots of elevation gain included in the walk. It was very windy with…

Ten Tors – Walk 2

Date: 19th November 2023

As part of our Ten Tors preparations, on Saturday 18th November, twenty seven Year 10’s embarked on a loop around the North Moor incorporating High Willyhays which is the highest point on the Moor. It was windy and wet at times but the students had a great day and we’re all in high spirits at…

Yr 11 Geographers visit to Bristol

Date: 16th October 2023

Year 11 Geographers spent a day exploring Bristol as part of their GCSE studies. Each group crossed the city looking at how the environment and land use varies.  This is particularly interesting in Bristol due to the multicultural inner city and the major redevelopments that have taken place in recent years, particularly regarding retail developments and the conversion of the old warehousing…

Ten Tors – Walk 1

Date: 30th September 2023

On Saturday the 30th September 42 year 10 students took part in the first Ten Tors training walk for the 2024 event.  The students walked from School to Bideford and back along the Tarka Trail, a whopping 30K!  The students conducted themselves brilliantly and had a great day outside. The next walk will be on Dartmoor…

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Date: 9th June 2022

This week we were delighted to receive a certificate that marks and celebrates the hours of volunteering that our DoE students have undertaken in pursuit of their Bronze Award. Totalling 91 hours, this achievement has the equivalent financial value of £420.42. A massive ‘thank you’ to all of the participating students, Mr Ratcliffe and the…

Ten Tors

Date: 7th May 2016

After a hot, sunny and very windy weekend the Park Community School 35 mile team completed route CK at 14:17, the 45 mile team route RI were pulled out by the organisers at Postbridge on Sunday. A great deal of training and team effort by all students. A special thank you to the Taw Explorer…

PE Gifted and Talented Day

Date: 28th April 2016

On the 28th of April, 25 gifted and talented students from Year 7-9 were selected to attend a range of activities in Exeter. Some of the activities included a walk around the Exeter Chiefs rugby ground, Sports Science testing in the University and ending the day with a raft team building challenge against Pilton School,…

Ten Tors 2019

Date: 9th May 2019

Both teams of year 10 students were successful in completing the challenge as complete teams. The students are to be congratulated for the way they conducted themselves throughout the Challenge period. The weather over the weekend was cloudy and warm on Saturday, with a steady wind. Sunday was sunny and hot, again with a steady…