SMCC Ten Tors success

Last weekend 18 students from South Molton Community College competed in “the challenge of a lifetime” the Ten Tors Challenge.
On Friday the teams had a day of safety briefings, route planning and kit checks to ensure they were ready for the start of the challenge at 7am Saturday morning.  Two of our teams NN and NP walked 35 mile routes and one team WM walked 45 miles.
The students have been training for the challenge over the winter, with walks and camping in every weather condition Dartmoor could throw at them. They have learnt to work together as a team, to be able to navigate around the moor and look after each other for the whole weekend with no adult intervention.
All 3 teams completed the challenge with all their team members.  One student even wanted to start again, but his team mates weren’t so keen!

 NN 35 miles (left to right)
Lucy Pepper
Jasmine Smith (reserve)
Ben Yelland
Jake Edwards
Dan Pike
Henry Nicholson – Team Leader
Maia Attwood – Deputy Leader

NP 35 miles (left to right)
Will Davis – Team leader
Lois Sing – Deputy Leader
Jasmine Thompson
Harriet Selley
Ollie Cheek
Hayden Phillips
35 reserve Jasmine Smith

WM 45 miles (left to right)
Will Wardle – Team leader
Ellie (the possum) Saxby
Matt Huxtable
Georgia Everett-Brown – Deputy Leader
Ben Peters
Lucie Hoskin