Ten Tors tackled

ENTHUSIASTIC young walkers from Exmouth Community College are resting their feet after taking part in the gruelling Ten Tors event.

ENTHUSIASTIC young walkers from Exmouth Community College are resting their feet after taking part in the gruelling Ten Tors event.

Eighteen people from the college started the walks across Dartmoor at the weekend for the annual challenge. One student, Tom Barnard, however, had to be airlifted away after damaging his shoulder.

James Kelly, Daniel Morley, Sam Jacklin, Katrina Taylor, Annie Tinsley and Eleanor Langlois tackled a 55-mile route.

Marcus Barnett, Harry Noel-Smith, Jamie Pearson and Tom Allen completed a 45-mile walk.


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Emily Kelly, Alice Kelly, Daisy O'Loughlin, Elena Holmes, Martyn Long and Joshua Read took part in a 35-mile route.

A college spokesman said: "The students who took part did a brilliant job.

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All four teams we had who took part completed it successfully.

"It is something we do every year and is an event which is growing gradually as a key time in the calendar of our events."

The Jubilee Challenge was also held as part of the event for children with special needs.

The Ten Tors challenge, organised by the army, was formed 49 years ago and sees hundreds of teenagers taking part.

The event was abandoned two years ago because of severe weather.

Pictures supplied by Chris Temple-Murray and Exmouth Community College

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