Amongst the many extra-curricular opportunities provided at Sherborne School, the Ten Tors Event stands out for its physical and mentally demanding nature. An intensive training programme equips the boys to develop advanced navigation skills whilst building resilience, leadership, teamwork and friendships.

There may be many challenging outdoor events in Britain today, but Ten Tors stands alone in its scale, its ambition and the fact that it is aimed solely at young people. Teams of 6 (no more and no less) have to navigate the rough and barren terrain of Dartmoor, on their own, carrying all the equipment they need for 36 hours, including a night in a tent in a remote location. They travel via 10 ‘checkpoints’ which are usually the rocky ‘Tors’ of the Moor. They must complete the required distance of 35 miles in the time available and need to be able to navigate and survive this gruelling event without adult assistance.

Sherborne School enters three teams in the event; two teams from the Fourth Form complete the 35-mile challenge and one team from the Lower Sixth completes the 45-mile challenge. The Event starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp and is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West with support from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Selection is based purely on attitude and commitment and is open to any Shirburnian who wants to challenge themselves to be the best they can be.


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