Hazlegrove's Stair Challenge raises over £5000 for Children in Need

Over 120 children, their families and some faithful dogs from Hazlegrove Prep School challenged themselves to complete the National Three Peaks Stair Summits Challenge in order to raise money for Children in Need.

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19th November 2020 — Over 120 children, their families and some faithful dogs from Hazlegrove Prep School challenged themselves to complete the National Three Peaks Stair Summits Challenge in order to raise money for Children in Need.

Children climbed stairs, ladders and local hills to scale the height of the Three Peaks, which they did as both team and solo attempts all to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

The challenge was in replacement of the School's Children in Need Fete which could not go ahead this year due to the pandemic. A whole range of attempts were made, from hardy solo efforts, aiming for 753 ascents of Hazlegrove’s main staircase in 24 hours, to teams of two, three or four aiming to scale all three ‘peaks’ in three days. A range of competitions ran alongside, to add more fun and motivation, from Best Wildlife Photo to Most Stylish Summiteer.

The teacher who organised the climb, Mrs Mahoney said, 'Many of our pupils are only too well aware of how relatively fortunate they are. Their willingness to sign up and push themselves on behalf of others has been really impressive'.

Money raised so far is in excess of £5,000 and is still climbing.

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About Hazlegrove

Hazlegrove is an independent boarding and day preparatory school for 370 boys and girls aged 2–13. The School is set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset, with direct access to the A303. Excellent facilities include a newly developed flood-lit sports area, indoor swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, mini golf course, theatre, music school, design and art centre and a mini farm. A purpose-built, self-contained pre-prep and nursery gives pupils the ideal start to school life.

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