The Everest Challenge is our annual fundraising event, raising monies for school’s residential education programme.
2015 was our 22nd Challenge!
NEARLY £19,000 raised!
Thank you all so much!!!
Our Outdoor Education and Residential programme has continued to expand, and as costs increase for everyone, we need to work even harder to raise the funds necessary to maintain this programme. This year we have 17 students registered to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award, they will be undertaking their expeditions in the summer term which the funds raised will help support. We also have 11 students registered for the John Muir Award. This is a new initiative for 2015/16. This award builds on their experience of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This award also entails a residential component which the funds raised will support.
Watch this brilliant video clip!
Please be aware it contains flashing images and lights!
The challenge is designed around the 8,848 metres height of the Himalayan Peak and once again we are looking for teams of 6-8 people to raise plenty of sponsorship and climb for one hour. Anyone can climb, from toddlers to grandparents. If you don’t have a team, just come along we’ll find somewhere for you to climb. We also have different levels of climbing to suit different levels of ability and we can accommodate wheelchair users
Between 80 and 100 teams take part in this special and unique event over a period of three days.
Listen to Chloe’s view!
The Climb is sponsored again this year by Healthspan, and our thanks go to them for their continued support.
The aim of the school’s residential education programme is to provide all of our students with as many residential experiences as practically possible, thus enabling them to gain the skills necessary to become valued members of our community.
Over £18,500 was received in 2015 and these funds enabled our students to benefit from and enjoy trips to Lihou Island, Devon, Wales and France, as well as local camping and in-school residentials.
Every student in school will take part in one or more residential visits, or an activity suited to their needs, and this is mainly financed by the Climb.
We will be delighted if you feel able to support this extremely important part of our students’ experiences.
Please click on the link for an Information Pack – thank you.