A group of 14 teenagers walked through their school gates feeling like conquerors this term after successfully scaling Mt Kilimanjaro over the summer.
The team of sixth-formers from Nottingham Girls’ High School completed the climb as part of a three-week journey to Tanzania.
The team, chosen after fitness tests and written applications, raised more than £50,000 to fund the trip.
Once they landed in Africa, the girls visited the coast and Dar es Salaam, before completing an ambitious 12-day trek that ended at the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
They then spent three days helping to build a primary school classroom in the village of Machame.
Jen Lynn, the school’s head of outdoor learning, says the girls “truly had their limits tested” but “faced their challenges head on and achieved their goals.
“They worked hard, had fun and made some incredible memories. It was an inspiration and privilege to share this experience with them.”
Pic: The team of adventurers from Nottingham Girls’ High School at Mt Kilimanjaro’s summit