Our very own Headteacher, Mr Pollard, is joining a team of 10 adventurers taking on the mighty National Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 24th June all in the name of charity.
The challenge will see the team aim to conquer the three highest summits in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours. With a staggering combined height of 3,407 metres and an estimated walking distance of 27 miles, the National Three Peaks Challenge is one of the toughest tests of stamina and endurance climbers will undertake in the UK and requires participants to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
The team is aiming to raise £15,000 which will be split between Parkinson's UK, Rory the Robot, which funds equipment and resources that are over and above current NHS provision, The Mary Stevens Hospice, Sunfield Children's Home and Cancer Research UK.
Commenting on the gruelling challenge ahead, Mr Pollard said, "We have a school motto of Endeavour Forever which we use to encourage not only our students to push themselves but also our staff, so when I was asked to join the team I jumped at the chance. I'm looking forward to getting started and in advance I would like to thank everyone that donates to our challenge."
The full team is:
- Mark House – Freelance Mountain Leader
- Richard Thomas – Runs and owns Academic Choice and co-owns A Sporting Choice
- Bryn Thomas – Headteacher at Wolverley CE Secondary School
- Dr Tom James – Research Fellow at Leeds University, School of Chemistry
- Gavin Haynes – Owner of First Class Cricket Coaching and co-owns A Sporting Chance
- Rob White – Self-employed builder
- Dave Scriven – Deputy Head at Pedmore Technology College
- Andrew Jones – Chief Operating Officer at Nuffield House
- Richard Harrison – Works in IT at Uniper
- Mark Pollard – Headteacher at Bishop Perowne CE College
Donations can be made here