The challenge was given, and so many of us have responded brilliantly. The ‘3 peaks in 4 weeks challenge’ set students and staff a target to walk, or run, a distance of 22 miles. This is equivalent to a hike up the three tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
Despite the winter weather, as we entered the final week of the challenge our intrepid travellers have clocked up an impressive 6600 miles between them. Students were encouraged to take a picture of their step count and send it to their teacher.
Without doubt this total will have increased further – any walks done in the last week, as temperatures struggled to get above freezing was worthy of congratulations (and a hot drink when you get home!)
Not content with just the joys of exercise and enjoying the landscape around Oldham and beyond, SENCO Mrs Williams took her challenge to the next level, seeking donations in support of Dr Kershaw’s hospice. So far this has raised more than £500.
If you would like to contribute, please visit Dr Kershaw’s Hospice page on Facebook – in the left column scroll down to fundraisers and donate via ‘Radders fundraiser’.