Sunday 10th July saw the welcome return of the Exe Valley Challenge at Isca Academy.
Following a two-year hiatus, we were excited to get a fabulous response from schools to take part in the event in which teams of children walk between 5 and 10 miles around the beautiful Exe Valley and quayside areas, finishing at Isca for medals and prizes.
The hot weather did not put off over 200 participants from both primary and secondary schools across Exeter. Children aged 7 – 12 independently navigated their routes, sticking to strict timings and completing quizzes on the way.
The winning team this year was from St James School. The boys team clocked up a huge 396 points out of a possible 400 – possibly the highest score ever in the event history! An Isca boys team came in close behind for second place. First place in the Girls competition was taken by an Isca team, and the Mixed team trophy was won by a West Exe Team. Topsham Primary school took all the Junior and Mini team prizes!
Many thanks to all the parents, teachers and supporters who help to make this event such a success, and to the staff at Isca Academy who plan and manage it.
Teams also raise sponsorship money for Children’s Hospice South West and this event over the years has raised in excess of £10,000 for the charity.
Exe Valley Challenge 2023 will start taking team bookings in the spring term. To register an interest please contact email@example.com .