30th April 2022
Over the Bank Holiday Weekend, seven Year 6 children participated in the Exmoor Challenge arrange and organised by the Rotary Club. As always the children set off with military precision - spaced out every minute. Team 1 with Eleanor, Eva, Louis and Tristan got off to a strong and steady start - reaching the first two checkpoints in good time. However, as the day progressed they lost momentary focus and walked slightly off-track before using their navigational skills to get back on track at Tarr Steps. The group really had to dig deep and completed the challenge in 41st place out of 53 mixed teams - a fantastic achievement.
Meanwhile, Team 2 set off like a rocket and arrived at the first 4 checkpoints ahead of schedule which is a real feat in itself as they have to wait at the checkpoint until the correct time before setting off again. They continued this great pace the entire way through the 16 miles - reaching the finish at precisely the correct time! This meant that Team 2 were the 5th place overall boys team, 13th placed out of the 136 teams and the 3rd placed Primary School! An absolutely amazing performance on a walk which most team found extremely difficult.
As always, Mr Snow was really appreciative of the support given to him from Mr Curnow (who once again cycled to each Checkpoint to support the walkers), Mr and Mrs Britton who helped supervise the training walks and all the parents who cheered them along the way. Mr Snow and Miss Price are always so proud of the children who participate in the training and the actual walk itself (as they know how difficult it is having walked it themselves.)