Everest ‘ascent’ is a staircase challenge
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.
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