The Ten Tors Challenge takes place in the second weekend of May. Our pupils remember the event with pride for the remainder of their lives, and for some it may even be a life-changing experience.
The Ten Tors Challenge involves 2400 pupils from across the country. Teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (56, 72 or 88km) over the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors in under two days. The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out over night safely. The weather can be very changeable and at times quite extreme. Every team manager and every team member (probably parents, too!) must inevitably pray during the week leading up to the event for fair weather on the day!
The Ten Tors Challenge is organised by the Army. It is assisted by the Royal Navy (with manpower and helicopters), the Royal Air Force and the Dartmoor Rescue Group: between them they oversee the participants and ensure that no-one comes to lasting harm.