3 Peaks Challenge
Ben Nevis Scafel Pike Snowdon
Every year a team of up to 16 Year 11 pupils volunteer to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of the school’s current nominated charity.
The training for the challenge takes place throughout Year 11 as an after school activity, where pupils gain the following skills and qualifications:
- The Mountain Leader Award: The syllabus consists of all aspects of mountain leadership skills. Including: wild camping; navigation; emergency rope skills; group leadership.
- The National Navigation Award Silver: This includes all aspects of map reading to provide the skills required to navigate in wild mountainous terrain to within 30meters.
- The National Indoor Climbing Wall Award Level 2: This trains individuals to be able to safely climb and belay on any indoor climbing wall without supervision
- Life. Live It. First Aid Education Accreditation: This award is granted to individuals who have learned first aid skills. This course follows the British Red Cross Life.Live It syllabus.
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Silver Accreditation
After numerous expeditions in the Lakes, Snowdonia & the Peak District the team finally attempts the 3 Peaks Challenge the first week of July, completing a Peak a day, starting with Ben Nevis. The event concludes with a presentation ceremony of the funds raised for the nominated charity (annually in excess of £5,000 to £6,000) and the pupils awards and qualifications.
3 Peaks Challenge 2013
The 3 Peaks 2013 team will be attempting to complete the national 3 Peaks of Ben Nevis 2nd, Scafell Pike 3rd & Snowdon 4th July 2013. The nominated school charity for this year is;
Total Raised So Far.