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Great Kimble Community Challenges

GKS The Big Climb 2021


In the Spring Term, during the second lockdown, the school took part in The Big Climb where children and staff made a summit attempt on a hill/mountain of their choice.


Despite the freezing temperatures, 31 children and 14 staff achieved an amazing 514,990 metres or 320 miles, the equivalent to conquering Mt Everest over 58 times!


A fabulous achievement! Thank you so much to everyone for taking part.


Great Kimble Challenge 2021


Great Kimble Challenge 2021


Here are some of the climbs we completed :


Mountain/Hill Height
Mt Everest (highest in the world) 8849 metres
K2 (2nd highest in the world) 8611 metres
Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) 5895 metres
Thabana Ntlenyans (S.A.)  3482 metres
Mt. Afadja (Ghana) 885 metres
Moldoveanu Peak (Romania)  2544 metres
Signal de Botrange (Belgium)  694 metres
Denali (N.America)  6190 metres
Scafell Pike (England)  978 metres
Ben Nevis (Scotland)  1345 metres
Snowden (Wales)  1085 metres
Slieve Donard (N.Ireland)  850 metres
Haddington Hill (highest in Chilterns)  267 metres
Coombe Hill 260 metres
Whiteleaf Hill  247 metres

GKS Ultra Marathon 2020

Here at Great Kimble, we are taking part in an ultra marathon to bring the school together when we are all apart.


The event runs from Monday 22 June and concludes on Friday 26th June, participants include the children, teaching staff and parents. Everyone involved is on the move, whether it is running/walking or cycling.


 DAY 1

The marathon started on Monday morning. Congratulations to Mrs Hunt, Oliver (Year 2) and Bertie (Reception) for taking part on day 1.





The marathon continued with some more amazing efforts. Huge congratulations to all those who braved the hot weather including Mrs Hunt, Mrs Holman (and Bessie!), Theo (Year 1), Bella (Year 1) and Hugo (Year 2).





A scorching summer day didn't deter the partipants on day 3 of the marathon.

Congratulations go to Mrs Hunt, Mason (Year 2), Grace (Year 2), Sophie (Year1) and Rose (Year 1). Today also saw the first Segway in the Marathon too!





Another blisteringly hot day for those taking part, but that didn't stopped Miss Furmston and Aiden (Year 3) from completing their legs of this marathon





We did it!!!

What a week it has been!   Between 20 families and members of staff we have achieved just shy of 100 miles! 

Congratulations to the day 5 participants including Poppy (Year 3) and Max (Year 1), Esther (Year 3), Annabel (Reception), Roo (Year 3), Alexander (Year 2), Marvin (Year 2), Mrs Whalley and Miss Needham.