Teachers and parents to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for Drayton school

Teachers and parents at a Norwich school have set themselves a gruelling physical challenge to raise �10,000.

The four-strong team from Drayton Infant School plan to complete the Three Peaks Challenge – climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in just 24 hours on June 4.

Deputy headteacher Laura Besenzi, who will be joined by fellow teacher Joe Mills, vice chairman of the governors Kate Hawkins, and parent Serena Adams, said the group had been in training since January. She said: 'It's the biggest challenge I've ever done in my whole life, both emotionally and physically. We all feel so passionately about getting the money for the school.

'We're enjoying the training but we do see it as a real physical challenge. I'm a little bit scared.'

The ambitious target of raising �10,000 would help the school buy ICT equipment it could not dream of affording otherwise including iPads and flip cameras.

Mrs Besenzi said she hoped the team's efforts would also inspire pupils during the Olympic year. She said: 'In addition to raising substantial funds which all children at the school can benefit from we also want to, in the spirit of the Olympics, demonstrate to the children that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things with a little ambition and determination.'

To sponsor the group, go to www.justgiving.com/fodcis/donate or text DCIS12 followed by �1, �2, �3, �4, �5, or �10 to 70070.

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