My name is Olivia Bryan and I am a UK trustee of Bright Sparks School. On the 29 th May, I am
climbing three mountains for Bright Sparks. A group of friends and I are aiming to complete the
Three Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and
Snowdon (Wales) in a 24-hour period and ascending over 11,000 ft. Though it is a popular hike,
which hundreds of thousands of people attempt each year, it will be very physically demanding and
requires a lot of training!
Fourteen of us will be travelling from London in two camper vans up to the Highlands, then onto the
Lake District, and we will finish our adventure in Snowdonia. We have been training for the Three
Peaks challenge through competitive distance, time and elevation challenges, using the app Strava,
with the threat that whoever finishes last will face a forfeit (potentially involving baked beans).
I have been a UK trustee of Brights Sparks School since 2014, after I visited the school on a research
project and spent three months amongst the teachers and children and living in Mohali. I was
touched by their dedication to improving the children and their families’ lives through education.
This is the first major challenge I have undertaken for Bright Sparks. I am hoping to raise £1000 for
the school, which will go directly to the charity in India and will be used to pay teachers’ salaries, the
school building’s rents and buy teaching supplies.
If you are also interested in completing a personal challenge and fundraising for Bright Sparks
School, please get in touch through our website.