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Ten Tors 2023

Ten Tors 2023

We are delighted for four Canford teams who completed the epic Ten Tors challenge: two teams of Fourth Form successfully completed the 35 mile challenge and two teams of Lower Sixth formers finished the 45 miles route over Dartmoor.  This is a gruelling challenge with teams carrying all their kit and working together to navigate their way over Dartmoor’s unforgiving terrain and weather. The annual event with some 2400 young people taking part is one of the biggest youth participation events in the country. More details can be found here:

Congratulations to our Canford teams:

  • Canford CCF 35-mile A –Maddie W (Capt.), Rhodri W (2IC), Clemmie W, Will T, Henry S, Freddie J
  • Canford CCF 35-mile B –Annabel R (Capt.), Zoë H(2IC), Alex F, Henry A, Izzy K, Santi S
  • Canford CCF 45-mile A –James H (Capt.), Frederick B(2IC), Millie D, Abi C, Will L, Thomas H
  • Canford CCF 45-mile B –Zac A-R (Capt.), Charlotte K (2IC), Ed T, Samuel S, Jimmy J and Henry L

The experience for those taking part this year saw challenging routes and more adverse weather including thick fog, with many teams having members withdraw along the way, so the Canford teams finishing complete is a huge achievement. This will have been one of the hardest challenges they’ll have ever done – mentally, physically and in terms of character. It was great for our pupils to meet OC Brigadier James Coote both in Okehampton and for him to bump into both 45-mile teams at the same time!

Mr Rob Hoey, Teacher of Maths and Head of Adventure said,

We’re really proud of the courageous attitude and humble ambition of our four Ten Tors teams this year. For them all to finish such a gruelling event as a team is testament to their teamwork, motivation and sheer grit as well as their navigation and camping skills. They’ll have achieved far more than they realise right now – the benefits and lessons from this defining experience will play out over the coming months and years. Wonderful to see determined grimaces turn into broad grins of achievement (and relief…) on the finish line – thanks also to the staff and parents who supported from near and far.