After months of preparation across the UK’s toughest terrain, twenty four students from Writhlington School and Mendip Studio School, took part in the annual Ten Tors Challenge.
This years teams were faced with an unusual amount of adverse weather conditions whilst training on Dartmoor. From blizzards to snow drifts, hail, rain and wildfires, students were prepared for anything at the event!
Over 2,400 young people took part in this year’s challenge allocated over 24 different routes across Dartmoor. We entered three 35-mile teams and one 45-mile team.
Students stormed the routes achieving highly commendable finishing times including the 45-mile team finishing second (2 minutes behind) on their route but first as a complete team of 6.
Executive Headteacher, Mark Everett said:
‘This is an incredibly tough challenge and students must show show strength, resilience and determination, something that we try to encourage in all our students. The atmosphere is incredible, friends and family come to cheer the teams home and there is a real sense of community, everyone is exceptionally proud of every young person that crosses the line and that is a very special thing to be part of.’