Blue Coat pupils swim double the height of Everest for charity

Blue Coat pupils swim double the height of Everest for charity

Daniel Darlington

Blue Coat pupils swim double the height of Everest for charity

Maths pupils in Sonning have swum double the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise money for the Scope disability charity.

The Reading Blue Coat School pupils, and their teacher Steve Roberts, swam 884 lengths of the Sonning school pool this term and raised £1,804 for the charity.

They swam 16km, the equivalent distance to the top of Mount Everest and back down again.

Conor Dawson, from year nine, said: "Everyone put on an impressive burst of speed and in the 884th length the whistle was blown nearly two hours after we first set off."

Mr Roberts added: "The boys deserve tremendous credit for the effort they put into the actual swimming challenge and also for the amount of money they raised.

"We are all very proud of them."

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