Primary school staff in three peaks challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:26 17 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:26 17 July 2015

The staff from Portishead Primary School are going to climb the three highest mountains in the UK.

The staff from Portishead Primary School are going to climb the three highest mountains in the UK.


Staff at Portishead Primary School could be forgiven for putting their feet up once term finishes and enjoying a relaxing break.

However 10 of them will be taking on a different challenge next weekend, when they attempt to scale the UK’s three highest mountains.

It means the hardy bunch will trek up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, from July 25-27.

Year six teacher and organiser of the event Toby Maddocks is relishing the challenge.

He said: “I’ve been really keen for us to do this for a while and I finally managed to persuade others to join me.

“We’ve completed a few training walks up Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, Cheddar and even Snowdon so hopefully we are as fully prepared as we can be.

“It has been great to spend time with everyone and build on staff morale outside of school. We’ll help each other to make sure everyone completes the challenge.”

Mr Maddocks will be joined by Dave Sprake, Ky Capel, Janet and Nigel Fletcher, Sam Blackmore-Squires, Keren Arnold, Sophie Cullen, Paul Bridgen and Mike Sach.

They have chosen to raise money for Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund, Portishead Lions and the school’s friends group.

Mr Maddocks said: “Hopefully we can raise as much money as possible for our four charities and we are asking people to donate as much as they can.”

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