Bromley schoolboys ‘peak’ at adventure challenge

Staff and pupils from a Bromley school have returned from a gruelling week away undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge.

Bickley Park School took 26 boys – aged 12 and 13 years old – to test their own abilities in terms of motivation, team, and leadership skills.

As part of the challenge the boys tackled Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike before the final push up Snowdon. In between climbs the boys also stopped at Fort William where they undertook the additional test of canyoning and flew 125mph down the world’s fastest zip wire.

This is the first time the school has organised this adventure and it proved to be a special opportunity to really get to grips with nature and test their survival skills.

Stuart Bayley-Dainton, the trip organiser and leader said, “In the past our boys have walked Offa’s Dyke, but that was only boys who opted to participate. This year we wanted a challenge for the whole year group. The planning for this adventure began last year as we wanted to create an experience that would interest and excite the boys.

“In the run up to the event some of the students were excited and others had some quiet reservations as to how they would fare. However, they all excelled themselves and overcame and conquered many fears. It wasn’t an easy feat but they showed sheer grit, determination and teamwork returning home feeling energised and ready for any challenge!”

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