By Jessica Anstice
Team Hollows at Berwick College, led by coordinators Ms Deana Mihalos and Mr Matthew Oke, are running a week long fundraising activity called The Everest Climb starting on Monday, 13 August to Friday, 17 August.
“Over the holiday break, a student directed initiative to plan positive affirmations and messages were created and installed up and down the stairs from C block to D block of the college,” Ms Mihalos said.
“This was a student run initiative to officiate The Everest Climb, to promote positivity and to contribute to permanent changes within our school based on our learning team and college values.”
Next week, the college will have over 150 students participating in the charity event.
“We are asking our Hollows students to volunteer 45 minutes of their time during Hollows Week to climb up and down the steps from the bottom of the school to the top,” she said.
“The distance and incline will be measured for each student and the results will be collated and compared to climbing Mount Everest.”
Students have been raising money by asking friends, family and neighbours to support their Everest Climb.
Students nominated and voted on the charity organisations that the raised money will go to.
These include Headspace, Dolly’s Dream and Cancer Council.