14 Aug 2019

Twelve of our Year 1 children took part in a Snowdon challenge- to walk to the top and back down again unaided. The Hawford children who took part were: Dylan Aston, Rory and Oliver Galloway, Rory Stevenson, Sam and Alex McVeigh, Harriet and Charlotte Bailey, Luca and Alessio Morville and Jacob and Millie Goldby. They had all been training hard in preparation for the event and took part in walks on the Malverns, as well as the King’s Foundation May Day walk.

The children did a fantastic job of getting sponsorship to support Stand up to Cancer. This was first initiated by Dylan Aston, who sadly lost his Nan to cancer. Dylan’s Mum told Worcester Evening News reporter

“When Dylan was growing up we explained about her struggle as like climbing a mountain, a battle she sadly lost. Last year he said he wanted to do something to help her, even though he’s never met his Nan, and he told me he wants to climb a mountain just like her, so here we are.”

The school is so proud of the children’s achievements and perseverance in what would have been a hefty 4 mile hike up to the top. The sense of accomplishment must be fabulous. Well done to all the children, and their parents, in completing such a monumental challenge.