You may have noticed recently some of your Free Rangers staff tackled the 3 Peaks Challenge, attempting to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24hrs. Whilst this challenge fell at the feet of an intrepid few nursery staff, we wanted to extend the challenge to our Free Range kids as well, and set about challenging them to their own sponsored mini 3 Peaks.
This was a Nursery wide challenge and all ages and abilities were tested on the slope above Free Rangers. It was definitely worth the hike as the view from the top was beautiful! At the bottom of the hill we placed some bunting as a makeshift start/finish line and a pair of pirate trousers as a flag to aim for at the summit. At the top we looked out for buildings we could see, any children playing in the nursery garden and other landmarks. The weather was superb so we could see for a good distance!
Some decided to run. Some decided to walk. Others rolled down. Some with tired legs needed a lift on shoulders. Others decided twice was enough. Whatever method of ascent or descent the children decided upon, we were really pleased with their efforts. As a result (and rather late for the Den) we handed out some certificates and medals for the children to congratulate them on a job well done. They were all very pleased with themselves and rightly so. It was quite the climb, as that week as you may remember was seriously warm and the grass was long. Not an easy task for little legs!
So congratulations again to all of our intrepid climbers! We're all very proud of you, and a huge thank you to everyone for sponsoring both us and your little explorers too. It's all going to very worthy causes very close to hearts. We still have a few more medals and certificates to hand out, so if you're missing any let me know and I'll make sure to track some down for you.
Thanks for reading!