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Challenge Successfully Completed

For a second year a team from KSA  took on the Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend.  

For a second year a team from KSA  took on the Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend.
Following on from the success of last year’s trip, a group of 20 members of our Academy staff, headed up by Vice Principal, Mr Tony Segalini and English teacher, Miss Rachael Davies took 18 students on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and trekked a total distance of 39.2km (24.5 miles).
Students and staff in teams took on the mountains and one of first teams back to camp completed it in a total of 12 and a half hours.
All of the KSA teams successfully conquered the three peaks of: Pen-y-Ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres).
All of our Year 10 students embraced the challenge trip in their groups and took on the mountains alongside our Academy staff that encouraged and helped each other up the mountains.
The KSA Three Peaks team left the Academy after school on Friday 10th June and travelled up to Yorkshire to set up camp later that evening and set off on their climb at 6am on Saturday 11th June.
English teacher at KSA, Miss Rachael Davies said: “Our students showed a lot of perseverance, strength of character and determination to complete the challenge. All our students worked together well and all helped each other to reach the peaks and get back down again, with many finding the descent harder than the getting to the top.”
Miss Davies added: “All our students were so well behaved during the trip and acted responsibly everywhere we went. It was a great experience for them all and a great achievement for the KSA team as a whole.”
Year 10 students, Joshua Knight, Lydia Shepherd and Mya Pywell said they all found the Three Peaks Challenge hard in places but they all agreed they would consider doing it again another year.
Joshua said: “I found the climb to the first and then onto the second peaks not too bad but the walk between the second and third were hard going.”
Lydia said: “When we had completed the challenge we were all relieved, but the walk back to camp was not easy. After a while back at camp though we managed to find enough energy to run and greet the other teams on their return.”
Mya added: “We are all close friends that went on the challenge trip and we all helped motivate each other to reach the tops of the mountains and complete the challenge together.”