Carter Community School students proved they had a head for heights when they scaled England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike.
The venture was the latest stage of an exciting scheme run by the Hamworthy based school called ‘the Sky’s the Limit,’ the aim of which is to help challenge and inspire those students taking part through a series of climbs, whilst also improving their fitness and strengthening their determination.
The ascent of the famous Lake District landmark took place on 24th June, with a nine hour journey just getting there, before the real adventure began. Walking through cloud and with temperatures dropping to 6 degrees near the summit, the group earned the praise of their guide, William Moy of Freeborne Climbing who said that they were the fastest group of year 9s he had taken into the mountains.
Commented Jeremy Lea – Teacher at Carter Community School and co-founder of ‘the Sky’s the Limit’:
“It was an amazing experience for our students who showed real commitment and determination to reach the top. I look forward to guiding them on their next challenge.”
And that challenge is only weeks away, with the fledgling mountaineers set to tackle the Welsh Three Peaks later this month, with those taking part looking to climb Snowdon in the north, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and Pen y Fan in the south in just 24 hours.
The ‘Sky’s the Limit’ team is looking for sponsorship for its future endeavours. Anyone interested in offering support or keeping a track of their progress can do so by visiting the school website: www.carter.poole.sch.uk
For further information about this press release, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.