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Welcome! Interested in the Ten Tors Challenge or The Duke of Edinburgh Award or perhaps both? Both of these wonderful youth challenges are available to all students at Teign from Year 9 onwards, all it needs from you is a mixture of determination, teamwork, a little organisation alongside a ‘pinch’ of humour and willingness at times to be taken outside of your comfort zone . The Duke of Edinburgh Award is internationally known and can be started at Bronze level once you reach your fourteenth birthday. It involves four separate units which are all explained if you ‘click’ on the appropriate button at the top of the page. Bronze can be completed in six months if you are really organised and then you can move onto Silver and eventually Gold if you fancy it but ‘click’ that button to find out more! Ten Tors is special to the UK and in particular the South West. It is a expedition over Dartmoor which is organised by the Army and can be completed over 35, 45 or 55 miles depending on your age. The catch is that you only have 24 ‘walking’ hours to do it in, you don’t know your route until the day before and you have to camp out over night! If you think you are up for it then again ‘click’ the button above. Remember - the opportunities are there for you at Teign, don’t miss out!
Ten Tors Training Dates 2017   4 February 2017 18 February 2017 3/4 March 2017* 17/18/19 March 2017* 1 April 2017 – ‘The Esh Challenge’** 12/13 April 2017* 22 April 2017 – Kieron Memorial Walk 5/6/7 May 2017 – Ten Tors Expedition *Camps  ** Sunday 2nd April will be held in reserve for the ‘Esh’ should we have adverse weather on the 1 nd  April.
Moorland Proficiency Dates   15 October – Training day 5 November 2016 19 November 2016 3 December 2016 17 December 2016 7 January 2017 21 January 2017 Don’t forget that if you want to be awarded your certificate then you need to have completed a total of six walks including one camp and filled out at least one routecard.
Please watch for changes to the website layout over the next few weeks, hopefully it will make it easier to follow and to locate specific information.  The initial routes for those of you joining us for the first time are now ‘live’, all you need to do is double click on the routes button (right) and then add the username and password given out at the information evening, you then need to select the ‘35 mile’ link.  Details for the Parke training day will be published as soon as the cafe emails me their menu..