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Shebbear College Juniors Climb Kilimanjaro

PUBLISHED: 11:58 05 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:03 05 February 2014

Class 1 and 2 pupils, l-r, top row: Ethan Jones, Alfie Sealey, Savanah Whitechurch, Silas Warner-Hoskins. Middle row: Allexia Carey, Benjamin Clewley, Isabella Fellows, Demelza Short, Hunter Middleton. Bottom row: Maddie Lovett, Axel Middleton and Sebastian Crookes with Kate Griffin after completing their part of the challenge.

Class 1 and 2 pupils, l-r, top row: Ethan Jones, Alfie Sealey, Savanah Whitechurch, Silas Warner-Hoskins. Middle row: Allexia Carey, Benjamin Clewley, Isabella Fellows, Demelza Short, Hunter Middleton. Bottom row: Maddie Lovett, Axel Middleton and Sebastian Crookes with Kate Griffin after completing their part of the challenge.

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On the morning of Thursday 23rd January the pupils of Shebbear College Junior School set off on an epic challenge to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. To clarify, this was actually their version of the mountain, namely the Junior School stairs. This challenge was undertaken to support parent Kate Griffin in her current attempt to climb the real Kilimanjaro for charity, raising funds and awareness for people suffering from Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Kate’s father suffers from this debilitating disease and this is her inspiration for the challenge.

Every child in the Junior School took part in the challenge, from Class One and Two upwards, with the children of the Kindergarten making the final push to the summit! By counting the steps in one circuit around the Junior School at the beginning, then recording the number of circuits made by each child, multiplied by the number of pupils involved, it was possible to calculate that a similar ascent to the real mountain had been achieved. Well done to all the pupils, and staff, who put in a tremendous effort. We are pleased to report that there were no casualties and nobody had to be air-lifted off the mountain. We all now wish Kate all the best with her Kilimanjaro challenge.

You can find out more and support Kate at www.katevkili.com

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