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Navigational challenges

First day walk

Congratulations to the 63 pupils who successfully completed the first day walk of the 2019 Ten Tors training season.

The forecast was not promising but although we were spared the predicted cold temperatures, the lack of wind and the resulting fog provided some sporting navigational challenges during the morning. As the visibility improved, so did teams’ progress along their routes with all teams arriving at their finish points in good time.

The staff commented positively on most pupils’ ability and willingness to rehearse their navigation and this inspired greater confidence resulting in accurate route finding and quick movement as the day progressed.

Team cohesion was good as pupils learned the importance of working together collectively, acting supportively and contributing enthusiastically to achieve an enjoyable and positive end result.

There was a strong turn-out of following volunteer training staff without whose guidance and advice such formative training would not have been possible: Miss Brookes, Mr Broughton, Mr Clark, Mrs Clark, Mr Dhruev, Mrs Dunlop, Mr Hawkins, Mr Hayter, Mrs Hughes, Mr Jackson, Ms Jokonya, Mr Lines, Mrs Lines, Mr J Marshall, Mr L Marshall, Miss Morley, Mr O’Connor, Mr Porter, Mr Pugh, Mrs Sail, Mr Saunders and Mr Vercoe.