PUPILS from various schools across Wrexham have been partaking in a huge challenge to reach seven of North Wales' highest peaks.

Enrichment, based at St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, is a programme enhances the curriculum for pupils from both St Christopher’s as well as other secondary schools across Wrexham and Denbighshire.

The partnership programme that allows pupils who are over 14 to access a range of college courses under the umbrella of Coleg Cambria and St Christophers.

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As part of an outdoor activities scheme run by coordinators Steve Stockdale, Saul Darlington and Tom Robertson, pupils from various schools including St Christopher’s, Ysgol Clywedog, Ysgol Rhiwabon, and Rhosnesni High School have been battling to reach seven of North Wales’ highest peaks.

Groups have tackled Helvellyn on April 6, Scafell Pike on April 7, Dinas Bran on April 8, Moel Y Gamelin on April 9, Foel Goch on April 10, Snowdon on April 11, and Tryfan on April 12.

Enrichment Coordinator, Steve Stockdale has described how proud he is of all the students who have taken part.

“They have been absolutely fantastic the whole time.

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“Of course not everybody has made it all the way to the top, but everyone has given it their absolute all and I couldn’t be prouder of how well they’ve done.

“It’s taken hours and hours to get to the top of some of these places, and it’s been hard work for everyone involved, it’s really stretched the kids to their limits.

“However, a lot of these kids have achieved things that they probably never thought they could, and you can see on some of their faces when they’re looking out the view, they’re amazed, they’re stunned.

“They take pictures and everybody’s happy, and I truly believe this has been a life changer for some of these kids.

"Anybody willing to donate, please head over to https://www.justgiving.com/Fundraising/7summitchallenge and give whatever you can."

The children have been sponsored to complete these climbs, and so far over £2,000 has been raised, which is to go towards buying the children specialist equipment including hiking boots and waterproof coats.