During the recent summer break, a team of 14 girls (aged 14-18) set out to complete the West Highland Way – a 96 mile hike through the Scottish Highlands from Glasgow to Fort William, over seven days.

Despite some classic Scottish rain and thousands of highland midges, the whole team completed the hike. They also summited Ben Nevis at the end which was a remarkable achievement in itself. In doing so the team raised over £4,000 for Nottingham based charity, PASIC. The charity provides support and care for children and young people with cancer and their families, and is especially significant to the school and the girls after the tragic loss of fellow pupil Rose Whittle in 2013.

Some of the girls went along last week to ward E39 at the Queen’s Medical Centre to present a cheque to PASIC, whose Trustee and Acting Chair, Lynne Farrage said: “We are absolutely thrilled by the amazing sum the girls have raised. We’ll use it to continue the School Holiday Activity Programme we successfully trialled in the summer for families of young people with cancer in the local area.”

Our Head of Outdoor Learning, Jen Lynn, is full of praise for the girls and all of the staff members who gave up their own time to participate in this charity event, saying:

“This whole fundraising trip was a huge achievement for the team, and to raise £4,192 for PASIC in the process was remarkable. I am so proud of everyone in the team and thankful for the support we had from staff members too. It is a joy that we are able to enhance the work of PASIC.”

We are always dedicated to fundraising, and last year raised over £17,000 for various charities, which is outstanding. If the amount raised so far already is anything to go by, then this year promises to be even more successful in helping and supporting worthy causes.