For the third time, Rossall School have chosen to fundraise for Christian Aid as part of their annual Chaplain's Challenge. The challenge this year? To take on the three Yorkshire peaks Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
The senior team's target was to complete all three within 12 hours. For the juniors, it was to climb Whernside, the second peak. So, how did they do?
Forty-three of the senior students, staff and parents set off at the crack of dawn from Rossall, walking boots in hand. They clocked in and started the walk up Pen-y-ghent at 7.45am, reaching the first summit in just over an hour.
On the approach to Whernside, they enjoyed a much-needed lunch break, while cheering on the hundreds of runners taking part in the annual Yorkshire Peak Run. Then they were joined by the junior and infant pupils to tackle Whernside.
All of the juniors and infants completed their 'one-peak-challenge'. As for the seniors, 24 students, parents and staff finished all three peaks. That's 25 miles in under twelve hours!
Thanks to brilliant weather conditions, magnificent summit views, and a very efficient support team, they were able to see it through to the end.
Well done, Rossall School!
It was great that so many people got involved in the Chaplain's Challenge. It really encouraged the whole school to work together and achieve our goal. I'm especially delighted with the sum we've raised for Christian Aid.
- Rev Etienne van Blerk, Chaplain.