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Gearing up for Three Peaks Challenge

A mammoth charity day is on the cards next term as a team of teachers will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge and another all female squad will be pulling on their running shoes to take part in the Race for Life.

Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike are in the sights of the PNS and BHE staff who will be walking the three peaks in just 24 hours!

Staff members Tony Segalini, Dan Arnold, Phil Woolley, Amy Harris, Nicola Harrison, John Atkinson and resident PCSO Alex Franklin will be undertaking the enormous feat on Friday, May 17.

They will be leaving the school at midday and the climbing will begin at 6am on Saturday finishing at around 6am the following day.

Scottish mountain Ben Nevis will be the first mountain to climb and when that is conquered it is on to Scafell Pike in the Lake District.

After that peak has been reached the team will then drive down to Wales for the last peak at Snowdon.

The 24 hours includes driving time with Peter May and Nicola Harrison transporting the climbers between peaks.

Organiser Tony Segalini said: "We are hoping it will be dry and reasonably warm as this will be quite a challenge. But we have plenty of time for training and a few of the team will be tackling Snowdon in the lead up to the climb so that they have at least one peak under their belt.

"We hope to make this an annual event and perhaps involve the students next year."

The climb has been sponsored by Impress Print in Corby as well as Close Action in Corby. Any proceeds raised will go to Children in Need.

The climb should finish on Sunday and while the walkers are tending to their blisters the Race for Life team will be lining up on the starting grid in Stamford for their 5k run.

Staff members Donna Varley, Isabel Duell, Donna Lapsley, Julie Forsyth, Tracy Filer, Kristin Kobosky, Kim Kennemer, Karen Byrne, Sally Knibbs, Juanita Robertson, Nikki Clark, Claire Howsam, Nicola Hall Rushton, Jacqui Brown, Mandy Wright, Alice Beckwith and Lorraine Smith will undertake the challenge.

The funds raised for the Race for Life go to Cancer Research.