Tenbury High teachers take on three peaks in support of mental health

  5 August, 2022

Four teachers from Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, have taken part in the three peaks challenge to raise funds for Mind and the academy’s fund to support counselling provision.

As part of the challenge, the staff climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon over a two-day period and have raised over £2,000 that will go towards enhancing mental health provisions for young people in the local area.

In order to prepare for the challenge, the team has spent their weekends over the past four months climbing mountains in the rain and fog, showing incredible perseverance.

The team of staff was inspired to take part in the challenge due to their passion for investing in organisations that support young people to foster a healthy mind.

This passion is reflective of Tenbury High Ormiston Academy’s ethos and commitment to supporting their whole community’s wellbeing. To support this commitment, the academy created a “Time to Talk Cabin” as a safe space for students to talk, as well as having an on-site education mental health practitioner.

The four Tenbury High Ormiston Academy staff who took part in the challenge were Hannah Wright, assistant principal, Paul Shepherd, head of create faculty, Ryan Morris, head of Year 7 and a PE teacher and Mike House, head of Year 8 and a science teacher.

Vicki Dean, principal said: “I am so unbelievably proud of the team for this fantastic achievement, they have shown an unwavering commitment to this challenge and have been a shining example to our students. They are also thrilled to have raised such a substantial amount for the important causes.

“Supporting our students’ and staff’s mental health is vital to ensuring they are happy and able to achieve, which is why it has been such a bedrock of our wider pastoral provision and we are looking forward to further enhancing this offering.” 

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