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.
Here are some of the climbs we completed :
|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.
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.