Climbing Everest … one step at a time

Pupils and friends of Sibford School took on a race to the summit of Mount Everest.

For one week, at the start of PE lessons, pupils took part in a one minute step activity as part of their warm ups.

And on Saturday 16 June, at the school’s annual Open Day, they successfully completed the 58,070 steps required to cover 8,848 metres … the height of Mount Everest.

The sponsored Everest Challenge is one of a number of events that have been undertaken by the school to help fund a new climbing wall.

Sibford Head Toby Spence said: “We are very excited about the climbing wall which will be coming to Sibford in September 2018. We are very fortunate that our parent association is jointly funding this exciting venture alongside school funds.

“However, the Everest Challenge was a chance for the whole school community to get involved with the fund raising. Successfully completing 58,070 steps in just a week was no mean feat. We entered Saturday with 1,936 steps still to complete but, thanks to support from parents, friends and even old scholars, we were able to reach the summit of Everest during our Open Day celebrations.”


Pictured: Pupils complete the final steps in style.


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