Ten Tors Thanks

Ten Tors Thanks

After months of careful preparation, the two teams of students set off on the 35 mile expedition around Dartmoor in the competition and challenge known as Ten Tors.  The College has a long history of entering students in this challenge and it is only through the dedication and expertise of Mrs Porter, a Learning Mentor at the College, and her supportive group of volunteers, that students are so successful.

A parent has written:

This weekend our daughter was one of the pupils in the Final of the Ten Tors challenge representing Torpoint Community College.  We would like to write in praise of a dedicated and inspirational member of the school’s staff, namely Mrs June Porter.

Mrs Porter has given selfless and outstanding support to all the pupils undertaking the training for this event since they commenced in October last year. She has organized and carried out the planning meetings and has turned out in all weather’s solving every logistical problem each weekend in order for the pupils to continue training on Dartmoor.  Without her continued dedication and energy this amazing opportunity would not be possible for the pupils of the school. It is her commitment that in turn inspires also the wonderful band of volunteers and the parents to give of their own time too.

We understand Torpoint Community College has a long history of involvement in this event.

Something which is a great heritage. Many parents of children now at the school having carried out the Ten Tors challenge themselves as pupils.  We hope that this on-going tradition and wonderful opportunity continues to be supported by the school. It is challenging and prestigious events such as these that can develop a strength and pride in a child’s character and enable them to mature into strong young adults and role models for society.  Our daughter enjoyed the physical and mental challenge of the training and the event but has said she would never have thought herself capable of carrying it out if it hadn’t been for the wonderful guidance and encouragement of Mrs Porter.”

Well done to all involved.

Mrs Hazeldine