Inspirational Ten Tors team
Senior School, Student Success
A massive well done to our truly inspiring Ten Tors team for completing the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor on the weekend of 7 - 8 May. What a phenomenal effort! They trekked over 35 miles across the wild terrain of Dartmoor as a self-sufficient team, visiting ten nominated checkpoints and camping wild on the Moor overnight.
Huge congratulations to all involved - the Team of six, the reserves, friends and families for their support and our staff (Mr Leather, Mr Steele, Mrs Williams and especially Mr Hardcastle) for their invaluable help, advice and encouragement at all stages.
Organised by the Army, Ten Tors is described as “the largest and most challenging event for young people nationally” attracting thousands of teenagers from across the South West every year. 400 teams of six teenagers have to complete a 35, 45 or 55-mile route (depending on age) on Dartmoor using their navigational skills and carrying all the equipment and food they need for the two-day trek.
The start is at 07:00 on Saturday 7 May and the teams have until 17:00 the next day to complete the challenge, checking in at all Ten Tors along the way. This year’s Royal High School Bath team completed the challenge at 14:03 on Sunday 8 May.
Mr Hardcastle and Mrs Williams said: “We are so proud of this incredible team, including the amazing reserves. You have been a joy to train over the last 3 months and you have achieved so much! The whole way through the process you have worked as a tight-knit team, providing immense support for each other and developing many skills and a ‘never give up’ determination to tackle every issue before you. Well done!”