After months of preparation across the UK’s toughest terrain, twenty four students from Writhlington School and Mendip Studio School’s Ten Tors and CCF teams made their way to Okehampton Military Camp, on Dartmoor, ready to compete in the 2016 Ten Tors challenge.
Four teams of students set off on the Ten Tors challenge with two teams competing in the 35 mile challenge and two teams in the 45 mile challenge. Over 2,400 young people took part in this year’s challenge allocated over 24 different routes across Dartmoor.
Year 11 student Amy Luscombe commented:
‘Ten Tors is such a rewarding experience, from the training to the event, you have to work so hard and overcome so many physical and mental barriers but it is totally worth it in the end. I am not sure about the 55 mile challenge just yet, I think I will consider it when all my blisters have healed!’
In 35 mile route challenge, the results were Writhlington and Mendip combined team 4th and Writhlington CCF team 5th and the results of the 45 mile route challenge were Writhlington School 3rd and Writhlington CCF 8th, in their respective routes.
Executive Headteacher, Mark Everett said:
‘This year we entered more teams than ever in the Ten Tors challenge, we are very proud of our outdoor education provision and believe the opportunities it offers to our students is invaluable. ’ My thanks go to the staff who volunteer to support these activities and who inspire our students to achieve’.