Woodroffe teams take on Ten Tors challenge

SNOW, hail, rain and Storm Hannah were all faced by two teams of Year 12 Woodroffe School students, as they trained for this year’s Ten Tors challenge.

Luckily, the weather was far kinder to them for the actual event, which sees teams of six walk between ten Dartmoor tors covering a distance of 45 miles, starting at 7am on the Saturday morning and finishing before 5pm on the Sunday afternoon.

All the teams walk unaided and without supervision throughout the duration of the event.

This is the largest youth outdoor event in the country with 2,400 students taking part from schools and youth groups across the South West.

Justin Loveland, Woodroffe’s Ten Torn manager, commented: “Woodroffe has had teams participating for more than 30 years and this year, as always, the students represented the school in a fantastic manner.

“It is a very difficult challenge with the students learning navigation skills, team work, and resilience and walking technique in order to be prepared for the final event. A fantastic well done to both teams for successfully completing the challenge.

“A big thank you to Miss Trunks, Miss Hamshere, Dr Kelly and Mr Walker and Mrs Walker for all their help throughout the training.”

Teams were as follows: Harry Shaw (captain), Jesse Adlam, George Chapman, Autumn Rees, Bethan Larkin and Luke Pemberton. Anna Le Bas (captain), Imogen Hearne, Jess Tewson, Eoin McNeice, James Robinson and Nathan Lewis.

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