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Sherbourne Fields School

Challenge Ben Nevis

On Wednesday 1st of July students and staff from Sherbourne Fields Special School embarked on a personal challenge of a different kind – to climb Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK standing at 4406ft. 

On Wednesday 1st of July students and staff from Sherbourne Fields Special School embarked on a personal challenge of a different kind – to climb Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK standing at 4406ft.

 

 

The party of 16 (led by Polar Explorer Mark Wood), set off from the bottom of Ben Nevis at 7.00am; they arrived at the summit at 2.10pm after a gruelling 8 hours. On the hottest day of the year the group were delighted to be heading to the North West Highlands where the temperature was several degrees cooler!! When the trekkers arrived at the top of the mountain they were surrounded by snow!

With no time for snowball fights the group then started to make the 5 mile decent back to camp. After all 16 successfully completed the climb, Headteacher Shivaun Moriarty told us “this is our biggest challenge yet and I am immensely proud of the students and staff alike. This isn’t just about reaching the top of Ben Nevis – for our students it’s about creating wider opportunities and to give them the confidence to believe in their abilities. I have to thank Mark for being such a fantastic ambassador and inspiration to our students throughout the year; we couldn’t have done it without him!”

Watch the epic video of the challenge here on our youtube channel https://youtu.be/0koDf_exZUE.

 

Anyone wishing to sponsor the students on their next challenge - which is to climb 2 of the highest peaks in Ireland, can contact Lynne Kennedy (School Business Manager) by emailing her on lkennedy@sherbournefields.coventry.sch.uk