At the beginning of October, pupils Jamie P, Jamie R, Luca, Oscar and Sol bagged their first Munro in aid of charity as part of the school’s elective program. The boys spent a lot of time time doing various local walks (including the East and West Lomond) to prepare for the challenge and build up their confidence and fitness.
Part of their task was to research what type of charity they’d like to help. Each pupil came up with a suggestion and presented their case to the rest of the class. They then held a vote, and after much deliberation, agreed on ‘Save the Children’.
In the days leading up to the walk, the boys kept an eye on the weather forecast as they studied maps and routes, and made a list of the equipment they’d need.
On the day, they all arrived well prepared for the hike, with plenty warm and waterproof clothing, food and drink. They arrived in Glenshee around 11am, and set off up the mountain. The further up they climbed, the more challenging the weather conditions became. As they nearer the summit, they had to hold onto each other to stop being blown over!
But this wasn’t going to stop them. Working as a team and following the instructions of Mr. Graham, they reached the summit at around 12:45pm. They didn’t hang around there for long, though, given that wind speeds were 70-80mph!
On the road home, they stopped off for a well-deserved meal before heading back to school.
The boys raised a grand total of £660 for ‘Save the Children’. We’re all very proud of them for completing the challenge. Each one of them gave it their best effort and they achieved their goal. A massive well done to Jamie P, Jamie R, Luca, Oscar and Sol, and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored them on their ‘Just Giving’ page