At Countesthorpe Leysland Community College we are extremely proud of the achievements of all our students; both inside and outside of school time.
One of our Year 10 students (Josh Stone) has been working incredibly hard in the Leicestershire Police Cadets and recently took place in their ‘Light the Lakes’ hike. The gruelling hike involved climbing 700 metres to reach the top of Pavey Ark, one of the Wainwright Peaks. The challenge took place overnight from Friday 22 June to the Saturday morning, with a synchronised lighting of beacons at 3am from the top of the peak.
Josh Stone said: “I had a fantastic time, the views were magical with the sunset and sunrise. The leaders were great and I learnt some really useful survival stuff from the mountain man. I really want to do it again next year. It was also nice to find out about how the COPS charity help police families - I never realised that it was so big and how much they do for people.”
The challenge takes place annually to raise funds for Care Of Police Survivors, the UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives while on duty. They aim to provide survivors with the help and support they need to cope with the loss of a loved one and ensure they remain part of the policing family.
If you are involved in something outside of school time that you are proud of, let us know!