Outdoor Challenge Is Even More Popular 2009: River Dart

Outdoor challenge is even more popular

RIVER DART Country Park hosted a schools challenge.
Nine teams from South West schools took part in a regional heat of the Fieldfare Kielder Challenge, a national outdoor competition. Now in its 25th year, it is a national outdoor adventure competition for 13 to 16 year olds, both with and without disabilities. It is organised by UK outdoor access charity, the Fieldfare Trust, and is supported by HSBC. More than 200 teams entered the competition this year and took part in one of 50 regional heats held at country parks up and down the country throughout April and May. A team from Oaklands Park School, Dawlish, competed alongside teams from colleges and schools in Honiton, Exeter, Plymstock, Plymouth, St Austell and Ivybridge. They attempted to solve a series of problems and team-building tasks. Fieldfare’s Andy Johnson said: “The popularity of the event grows year-on-year, and we have to work hard to create ever more inventive and exciting tasks which are not only testing, but ultimately rewarding for all involved.”
Following the regional heats, the top scoring 12 teams from across the country will win a place in the grand final in Northumberland in September.

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