Students brave conditions in memory of others

On the same day that the whole school participated in the “Memory Mile”, a group of year 9 pupils, together with Mr Johnson, took on the “Memory Mountain” challenge. This involved climbing the iconic Lakeland peak, Coniston Old Man. At over 2,600 feet, Coniston Old Man is England’s 12th highest peak and certainly represented a real challenge to our pupils, especially in what were less than ideal conditions.

Coniston has a long mining history, estimated to go back up to eight hundred years, the marks of this history can be clearly seen all around Coniston. These reminders of the historic past are still visibly evident in the landscape today. This allowed us the opportunity to consider the impressions indelibly left on our lives by those who have been taken from us too soon.

The pupils had a great experience, displayed great cheerfulness in adversity, as well as raising some sponsor money which will be split between the charities Cancer Research UK and Lives not Knives.