News - 11th Jan 2023
Ten Tors challenge 2023
Dear Year 10s,
It’s with great pleasure that we set out our plans to you for Ten Tors 2023. Firstly I can confirm that the Army has offered St Peter’s two teams at the 35 Mile distance. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the UK’s largest organised event for teenagers. Furthermore this year marks the 61st Anniversary of the Ten Tors event.
As always we have limited numbers of spaces so participation and commitment must be maintained by participants. Year 10s are welcome to place their bids for a position to train with us.
If you enjoy walking, particularly on Dartmoor, then please mark these dates in your diary and come along to experience Dartmoor National Park, learn the navigational and practical skills and acquire the wild knowledge and experience of Dartmoor & Devon.
Selection for this years 35 mile teams will be based on your commitment and willingness to work in a team as well as improving your fitness! The distances walked, the amount of kit carried, and the level of fitness required is expected to build over the training period. We will be looking for commitment to the programme from individuals who wish to take part in the Ten Tors event, as a minimum level of training must be completed to qualify for the event.
Teams’ selection is the ultimate decision of the Ten Tors Manager. The team manager will access the best candidates based on a range of skills observed over the training period by qualified and experienced staff. Participation will not result in automatic selection of a place in the Ten Tors Event and the Ten Tors minimum criteria must be met in order to be considered for selection.
The following dates can be subject to change depending on factors out of our control such as availability of qualified staff and the weather. Additional classroom lessons will be posted in due course; these sessions will cover basic map & compass skills, route planning, equipment, Ten Tors Rules & basic first aid.
- 7th January 2023
- 11th February 2023
- 24th & 25th February 2023 (an overnight camp on the Friday night followed by a day walk)
- 17th -19th March 2023 ( two nights camping with two day walks)
- 15th & 16th April 2023 (two day walks and overnight camp)
- 28th - 30th April Ten Tors Event
Please apply to Ms N Gibbs for a place ASAP via the Google Classroom ww52vxc. Please continue to follow follow this online classroom for selected participants and joining instructions. Lessons and briefings will start on Wednesday 2nd November in Ms N Gibbs classroom L42.