In high winds and challenging weather, three teams from Truro School completed the Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor last weekend.
The challenge took place on 10 and 11 May and involved 400 teams and 2400 girls and boys from schools, clubs and organisations across the South West. Representing Truro School were two 35 mile teams and one 55 mile team:
35 Mile Blue Team – Patrick Lane (Captain), George Hatcher, Kathryn MacQuarrie, Alistair Ross, James Straw and Sophie Upton
35 Mile Green Team – Ruaihri Mannall (Captain), Maria Chart, Ollie Davies, Amy Ellis, Ted Hatcher and Lucia Hudson
55 Mile Team – Madelaine Davison (Captain), Charlie Hatcher, Adam Hughes, Jonathan Innes, Kieran Kent and Olivia Mannall
This year’s Challenge saw two firsts for Truro School; it was the first time that girls from the 3rd Year were part of a team, and it was the first time that three members of the same family (George, Ted and Charlie) took part in the same Ten Tors Challenge.
The students arrived at Base Camp on Thursday and completed their walks in excellent time on Sunday. The Headmaster joined the participants on Friday evening and slept over at Base Camp, despite nearly losing his tent to the winds in the middle of the night.
He said, “What an incredible achievement – I felt truly proud to witness our students trek through such difficult weather conditions with such positive enthusiasm. The Ten Tors Challenge is an excellent experience for students to take part in and one that will stay with you for life.”
You can see pictures from the challenge in our gallery.
For regional press coverage of the event, go to ITV West Country.