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Optimism, Charity and Confidence on the Moors

13th May 2019

This weekend saw Trinitonians from Year 9 to Sixth Form excelling on the moors.  The Ten Tors team completed their 35 mile challenge in hot conditions – a surprise as they had not had a dry walk in training!  The team crossed the line as tight knit group having grown as empowered young people through the experience.  They knew to complete the challenge they had to work together in a mixed gender team across Year 9 & 10.  They were exhausted when they crossed the line but totally elated. 

We also had a Jubilee Challenge entry, Tom, undertaking his own challenge with Moritz and Marlene (Sixth Formers) supporting him.  On Friday evening Trinity’s Ten Tors Team Leader - Lucy Atkins was asked to take on some of the leadership of another team as they were short of leaders.  Trinity teamed up with 4 of their inspiring students who had some very serious challenges – wheel chair users, MS and other complex needs.  Marlene and Moritz supported these young people and were inspirational.  Their staff and helpers were so grateful of their enthusiasm and energy over the moorland tracks.

The event also saw Lucy Atkins awarded her Gold Ten Tors award for 20 years of supporting Ten Tors by the Head of the Army in the SW.  An incredible commitment across schools in East Devon during her career.

The Ten Tors Challenge again proved to be an amazing event – putting young people in a hostile and fragile environment, where they have to independent, empowered and resilient, working together to achieve a common goal whether it be 35,45,55 mile events or the Jubilee Challenge. Building resilience, confidence and courage is central to what we do at Trinity School as we prepare young people for life after school, not just at school. If this is something you want from your child’s education then please contact our registrar, Maria Kerr, and come to our next Open Day on Saturday 8th June from 10am.