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Truly magnificent effort from inspirational Trinity Ten Tors team

18th May 2018

After months of preparation and hard work, Trinity’s Ten Tors team completed the gruelling 35-mile trek and impressed with their determination.

The team, the first to represent Trinity School in the Ten Tors competition for ten years, were remarkable and inspirational from start to finish. After registration and set up on Friday night, they woke at 5.00am on Saturday after a very cold night on the moors.

The team trained through the winter months, carrying up to 15kgs of equipment and food and sleeping wild in remote locations on the moors. They had to learn to navigate effectively while exposed to the elements, and learned how to deal with fatigue, cold, sometimes heat and always tiredness in their very limited spare time, but were always ready to come back to school the next day.

Day 1 saw the team walk for 12 hours without a break, during which they completed seven of the tors which was a sterling effort. They set off at 6.00am on Sunday, crossing the finish line six hours later at 12.15pm.

Ten Tors is an annual event organised by the British Army in which groups of young people trek a route across Dartmoor. The event started in 1960 and today has around 2,400 teenagers from schools and youth organisations who take part.

The teams take part in groups of six, and Dan, Jai, Dom, Joe, Henry and Loui represented Trinity magnificently and all across the school community are very proud of their efforts.

Richard Vaas, Ten Tors team manager, said "Well done to Henry, Loui, Joseph, Jai, Daniel, and Dom. We are all hugely proud of your amazing achievement, and we hope you like the medals! A huge well done also to those who trained hard but didn't quite make it this year. I hope you'll try again next year, a year older, wiser and stronger for your experience."