Our Friday afternoon achievement assemblies constantly remind us of just how much our pupils get up to outside of school. Football teams, dance, scouts and guides… We have an extremely active bunch.
One massive achievement was sent through to us this morning, however, which we think – given that the two boys in question are in Prep IV and Reception – is an absolutely incredible feat! The following was sent in by Mum:
The boys wanted to do something of significance to commemorate our recent Queen’s reign and sad passing, so we decided, as a family, to take on the challenge of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, at 978m.
The route was not without its challenges and there were some moments when the boys felt as though they could not go on. Particularly on the approach to the Lingmell summit (807m). However, when we reached the Lingmell summit, Scafell was visible and with a renewed determination, the boys both pushed through and managed to complete the fantastic achievement, completely unaided and with a smile on their face.
We were so incredibly lucky to have near perfect weather conditions, albeit extremely windy, and were able to see Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, whilst informing Oliver and Nikolas that they were highest 4-year-old and 8-year-old in England, which they found highly amusing.
In total, we walked for 11 miles, 8.5 hours and, with the rise of fall of the peaks, completed a total ascent of 1712m!!
I am so incredibly proud of both boys and just wanted to share this fantastic achievement with the school.