If you are up for a Challenge in 2017 – this is the one to take!
St Augustine’s has been given two teams for next year’s event, one for each of Yr 10 and Yr 12 who will undertake 35 miles and 45 miles respectively across Dartmoor.
A short description given on the official website is;
Ten Tors – two days between the anvil of Dartmoor and the hammer of the elements. Six mates and how they overcome the distance and the blisters, individually and as a team.
Team members need to be resilient, have a good sense of humour (four seasons of weather within the day make this necessary), be a good team player, a reasonable level of fitness and a keenness to learn different skills.
As one former team member put it;
Ten Tors has its ups and downs (quite literally!). Just when you think that you are at the top of a hill, you realise that in fact you are just a quarter of the way up. This not only makes it very hard on your legs, but frustrates you greatly! At least it is downhill on the other side which is not only very rewarding but incredibly satisfying! When you finish you have the most overwhelming sense of achievement and you feel so fantastic inside! It teaches you a lot about yourself, and also about the other people you walk with along the way.
Application forms are now available on the College Documents section of the website (click here to go straight to it) and should be returned by this Friday, 9 December 2016 for your chance to be included in this amazing experience.
You may find it useful to check out write-ups from previous years, which also include lots of photos!
If you have any questions or want further information, please see either Mrs Ruck or e-mail Sally Pinner on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.
Saturday, 21 January 2017 – Classroom session and night hike
Sunday, 5 February 2017 – 1st day walk
Sunday, 19 February 2017 – 2nd day walk (initial selection of 8 students to be taken through to final selection of teams)
4–5 March 2017 – 1st Dartmoor weekend
18-19 March 2017 – 2nd Dartmoor weekend
1-2 April 2017 – 3rd Dartmoor weekend
22–23 April 2017 – 4th Dartmoor weekend (final selection of team and reserves)