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Boarders conquer Everest in aid of mental health

March 8th, 2021

Adventurous boarders and staff at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have ‘scaled Everest’ to raise more than £500 for a mental health charity.

The girls and boarding staff based at Monmouth School for Girls smashed the Everest Challenge, achieving a total distance much greater than the height of the famous mountain.

And those who took part in the indoor challenge, on Saturday 6th March, have raised an impressive £570 for Mind Monmouthshire.

Girls aged from 10 years old to Sixth Form completed loops inside Twiston Davies and Augusta House – two, three-storey boarding house buildings.

Each girl and member of staff climbed the stairwell, walked across to the far end of the buildings, down the end staircase and then looped back around.

“The girls completed an outstanding 1,659 laps of Twiston Davies and Augusta House,” said organiser, Mrs Joanne Pascoe, Assistant Houseparent of School House at Monmouth School for Girls.

“They climbed a combined total of 9124.5 metres – a brilliant 275.64 metres greater than the height of Everest, which stands at 8,848.86.”

She added: “We are so proud of all the girls who took part in the Everest Challenge. Their legs are going to ache for a few days.”

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