On Saturday 4th May 2019, 12 year six pupils took on the Exmoor Challenge. This challenge involved the children walking a course of 16 miles around Exmoor - starting at Dulverton School - navigating their way themselves with a basic set of instructions, OS map and compass. The teams of four did this completely unaided - a real achievement.
All 3 teams set off in high spirits and kept a fantastic pace. Unfortunately one child had to drop out of Team 2 as she felt unwell but the rest of her team were able to carry on as a three. The team did exactly what they should have done and made a decision at a checkpoint which meant that they remained safe and did not try to push on despite one of their team feeling unwell - a big well done to her as it was a very tough (and disappointing) decision for her to make.
As the day progressed, Teams 1 and 3 continued to pace their walks brilliant and both managed to finish with only 33 time penalty points (for every one minute late/early you receive one penalty point) and finish in 13th and 14th place out of 58 - which meant they were the 6th and 7th primary school teams! A HUGE well done.
For Team 2, they continued on with their three members and finished with 130 time penalty point - 40 of which they picked up when they were reduced to three. This meant that the continued on with great resilience - one of our learning powers.
Mr Snow would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mr Curnow (a school TA) for putting so much of his own time and effort into helping the day (and training) run so smoothly and to all of the family members who came to cheer and encourage their team on.