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 the end of the day. On the follow Sunday, seven year 10s and a group of last year’s team from year 11 came for a different loop in much worse conditions. Again the students were having fun and still smiling at the end of a pretty horrible walk! They learnt about navigating, water crossing, teamwork and resilience during their respective walks.
Thanks to all those staff who help out so that our students can ‘enjoy’ these opportunities.
The Ten Tors challenge is for a team of 6 to walk up to the top of 10 of Dartmoor’s famous Tors (A lump of exposed rock at the top of a hill). This is done over a distance of 35, 45 or 55 miles and participants also need to carry the equipment they will use for the camp that is required overnight.
It is an event organised and run by the Army to give young people the opportunity to complete something that is physically and mentally challenging.
We are currently preparing for the Ten Tors event with a series of practice walks both locally and on Dartmoor itself.