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Sixth Form and staff team set to take on National Three Peaks Challenge

Sixth Form and staff team set to take on National Three Peaks Challenge

A group of intrepid staff and pupils at Rydal Penrhos will team up to take on a gruelling challenge this weekend.

The 12-person team from the school are in the final stages of preparation ahead of their tilt at the National Three Peaks Challenge, where participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.

Sixth Formers Joe Morrow, Jamie Smith, Alastair Irvine and Joshua Meyerratken, together with Year 11 pupil Edward Patrick, have been training hard in the lead-up to the trek under the guidance and support of eight Rydal Penrhos staff members that are also embarking on the challenge.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell and wife Andrea will be taking part, as will Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis and Head of Science Dave Robson.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, Estates Manager Richard Smith, Network Services manager Gareth Robinson and teacher Katie Oliver round off the contingent that will attempt to climb Ben Nevis (4,413 feet), Scafell Pike (3,209ft) and Snowdon (3,560ft).

The total distance walked during the Three Peaks Challenge is estimated at 27 miles, with an ascension of 9,800 feet.

Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, said: “Our Sixth Form pupil have been really looking forward to what is sure to be a very testing experience, but they have all received the best possible training and advice from our experienced staff team, who are sure to keep them motivated and engaged during the most difficult stages of the challenge.

“Hopefully they will get a tremendous amount out of the experience and everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes them the very best of luck with their efforts.”

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