This spring, children in years 4, 5 and 6, and teachers at St Anne’s Primary School in Keighley will be walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks and fundraising for three important causes: Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, and St Anne’s School.
St Anne’s Catholic School is committed to encouraging every child to develop. The school’s main aim is that all children will grow in self-confidence and become responsible and caring members of society. They hope to invest funds raised into exciting projects and opportunities for children at St Anne’s.
Airedale Hospital and Community Charity is the official NHS charity for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. The charity raises funds to invest in new and innovative equipment and services to support patient experience and staff wellbeing at Airedale hospital and its community services.
Macmillan Cancer Support is a national charity provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
Children in Year 4 at St Anne’s will walk Pen-y-ghent at the end of April, Year 5 will walk Ingleborough, and Year 6 will walk Whernside in May. The staff will also be challenging themselves to complete all three peaks, a 26-mile walk, on 18 June.
These walks will now be a yearly event, with the hope that all children at St Anne’s will have walked all three peaks by the time they leave the school.
Naomi Atkinson, Deputy Headteacher at St. Anne’s Primary School, says:
“During the Summer Term the children in Year 4, 5 and 6 are being challenged to walk one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. They will get to experience walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and come back feeling very proud of themselves.
“By the time the children leave us at St Anne’s, they will have walked the ‘Yorkshire Three Peaks’! In June the school’s staff (and friends) will also take on the challenge of walking all the Three Peaks in one day.
“They will do this to raise money for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and to fund exciting opportunities for children at St Anne’s School. We are proud of our school and part of our Curriculum Vision is that we are a School of Mission.”
You can sponsor the school’s fundraising on JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-booth-1
(Photographed: Pupils and teachers from St Anne’s Primary School at Whitby Abbey)