Bishopbriggs Academy Trek 24

On Saturday 19th May 2012 four members of staff from Bishopbriggs Academy - Mr McBride (Depute Head Teacher), Ms Mills (School Assistant), Mr Moulsdale (Head Teacher) and Mr Wylie (Principal Teacher of Geography) embarked on an endurance challenge, TREK24, which involved a team of 4 people walking 54 miles over a 24 hour period for Sense Scotland. The group were first to complete the challenge in an incredible 17 hours!

Trek24

After a group of pupils attended a deaf blind fashion show in Lenzie last year, it humbled and affected the accompanying staff members so much that when the opportunity arose to take part in this monstrous challenge with such a good cause as the beneficiary, they felt compelled to go for it.

Sense Scotland transform and enrich the lives of deafblind and disabled children and adults throughout Scotland, helping people access all sorts of brilliant opportunities and simply live life to the full. Family is at the centre of everything the charity do and Sense Scotland staff care passionately about supporting not just the person who has the disability, but also the whole family unit – being there to assist with the various challenges families face together along the way.

TREK24 was an exhilarating mental and physical challenge. More than two marathons back to back! It took the team through an amazing journey along the West Highland Way, the Rob Roy Way, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

If you are interested in supporting this worthy cause donations can still be made online at www.justgiving.com/BIshopbriggsAcademyTrek24 or at Bishopbriggs Academy school office.