The Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge comes to Exeter

26 July 2020

Young people and staff at WESC Foundation walked, ran, cycled and wheeled over 500 miles last week to recreate the cancelled Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge.

Eight students from the WESC Foundation College were due to take part in the Dartmoor-based event in May 2020 but were disappointed when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WESC Foundation teacher Mary Hart didn’t want her students to miss out on completing the challenge after preparing and training for several weeks. Instead she devised a one mile route around the WESC Foundation campus and even organised a campsite for the night before. The young people challenged themselves to walk multiple laps with some managing up to 16 miles (the Jubilee Challenge routes are between 7.8 and 15 miles). There was even some fancy dress!

In the end over 90 people walked over 554 miles to raise awareness of WESC Foundation’s work to support children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs. Most were onsite at WESC Foundation’s Exeter campus, whilst other staff, trustees and volunteers joined in from home or as part of their commute.

Star Wars stormtrooper standing on a tarmac path WESC Foundation flags in the middle of several small camping tents out on the grass

 

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