Ever­est ‘as­cent’ is a stair­case chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

CLIMB­ING the equiv­a­lent of Mount Ever­est was among the Chil­dren in Need chal­lenges at an Ash­ford school.

Over 200 stu­dents and staff took part in the re­lay event to col­lec­tively climb the height of the world’s tallest moun­tain on the stairs of the Tow­ers School’s sixth form cen­tre.

Each par­tic­i­pant was spon­sored to climb the stairs 10 times and many of the moun­taineers wore ski jack­ets, hats, scarves and gloves to heighten the at­mos­phere. School, Gravesend; Mile­stone School, Dart­ford and the Or­chard School, Can­ter­bury.

At about 3.30pm, sixth form cen­tre di­rec­tor David Led­ding­ton started the fi­nal as­cent and waved the Union Flag on the sum­mit.

Mr Led­ding­ton said: “There aren’t many peo­ple who can say that they’ve climbed Mount Ever­est, even col­lec­tively.”

The event raised £500 for the char­ity. A cake sale raised a fur­ther £85 and a non uni­form day and other fundrais­ing events brought the to­tal raised for Chil­dren in Need at the school to £961.

Wyvern School com­pet­ing in the Kent fi­nal of the Con­sumer Chal­lenge Quiz

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