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L6 girls take on the Three Peaks Challenge

24 Mar 2023
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At St Swithun's we pride ourselves on being able to take on a tough challenge, and in May eight of our L6 students will be doing just that. The girls will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge over half term along with maths teacher Mr Gates, to raise money for the school's charities.

This charitable expedition involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. The girls will climb them all within 24 hours meaning a very long day and not much opportunity for sleep. It is a highly demanding challenge with a total walking distance of 23 miles, total ascent of 10,052ft and a total driving distance of 462 miles. The girls will be using the next few months to rigorously prepare for the task and ensure that they are in top physical condition to meet the heavy demands of scaling the UK's highest mountains. 

Every penny directed towards the school's charities will help the girls to find the mental and physical grit needed, when the going gets tough. So please get behind them and show your support for their efforts and for these brilliant causes by making a donation; Kids for Kids, HART, Planned Parenthood and the Bramston Bursary Foundation. Donate via their GoFundMe page.

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