120 staff take to the hills to raise money for inspirational charity

Some 120 The Priory Learning Trust staff took to the hills to raise thousands for Mendip Challenge.

Staff from Priory Community School, Worle Community School, the King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch School Academy and Pawlett Primary School Academy all took part.

They launched a team of 120 people from around its six schools to take part in the 10, 20 and 30 mile Mendip Challenge.

Among them was Lois Kerrison, head of maths at Priory Community School Academy, who broke her back in two places last autumn after being thrown by a horse.

And dozens of school-based Scouts from The King Alfred School Academy joined in with the charity-helping fun.

A total of over 200 staff and family members, parents and teachers associations and scouts completed the walk.

Neville Coles, TPLT’s Executive Principal, who did the 30 mile walk, said: “This was a superb walk and event, and we are delighted to partner with the brilliant charity and cause Weston Hospicecare.”

The hospice’s event manager Simon Angear said: “We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm for this year’s Mendip Challenge from all across our community – and in particular by the support from The Priory Learning Trust.”