Endeavour Forever helps Mr Pollard complete Three Peaks Challenge
Our Headteacher Mark Pollard completed the National Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 24th June raising £7,500 for charity.
Along with nine other adventurers, Mr Pollard and the team conquered the three highest summits in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon – in just 24 hours.
The Three Peaks Challenge is renowned for being one of the toughest endurance tests and, by conquering it, the team climbed a staggering combined height of 3,407 metres and walked approximately 27 miles.
The challenge has so far raised £6,500 which will be split between Parkinson's UK, Rory the Robot, which funds equipment and resources that are over and above current NHS provision, The Mary Stevens Hospice, Sunfield Children's Home and Cancer Research UK.
Mr Pollard said, "The whole team is delighted to have completed the Three Peaks Challenge. It was extremely tough, but our team spirit made it a really enjoyable experience – I definitely channelled our school motto of Endeavour Forever throughout! A huge thank you to everyone that donated and helped us raise a great amount for five fantastic charities."
The full team was:
- Mark House – Freelance Mountain Leader
- Richard Thomas – Runs and owns Academic Choice and co-owns A Sporting Choice
- Bryn Thomas – Headteacher at Wolverley CE Secondary School
- Dr Tom James – Research Fellow at Leeds University, School of Chemistry
- Gavin Haynes – Owner of First Class Cricket Coaching and co-owns A Sporting Chance
- Rob White – Self-employed builder
- Dave Scriven – Deputy Head at Pedmore Technology College
- Andrew Jones – Chief Operating Officer at Nuffield House
- Richard Harrison – Works in IT at Uniper
- Mark Pollard – Headteacher at Bishop Perowne CE College
Donations can still be made by visiting the team's website here.