Intrepid staff scale the peaks
INTREPID staff from Nene Park Academy have a good excuse to put their feet up after successfully scaling the UK’S three highest mountains.
Staff from the school in Orton Longueville recently completed The Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds to help pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.
The challenge involved climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Scafell Pike (978m), Snowdon (1,085m) and Ben Nevis (1,344m) – in 24 hours.
The team, Abbie Mann, Amy Mel- lor, Steve Howard, and Anthony Partington, were supported by Ivan Reed and Ahley Scott.
They completed the mammoth challenge in 26 hours in snow, arctic conditions and in the middle of the night.
Assistant principal Anthony Partington said: “It was a real challenge.
“When we got to the top of Ben Nevis it was covered in snow and minus eight, but the team were great and we managed to pull each other through the difficult times.
“It was all well worth it when we saw the sun come up over Snowdon.”
Abbie Mann added: “Because the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme has been so successful we need more equipment available to use, and to have more trained staff available to support the programme, so we need to raise as much money as possible to help with this.” So far the trip has raised £650. The school is holding a fundraisng pampering evening on May 16 from 7pm to 10pm.
For details call Dawn on 01733 368394.
ON TOP: Staff from Nene Park Academy reach the top of Mount Snowdon.