A TRIP to the top of North Africa’s highest mountain and accompanying royalty to present Duke of Edinburgh gold awards is all part of Shaw teacher Steve Hill’s busy curriculum.
No sooner had he touched down back in the UK from reaching the summit of Mount Toubkal in Morocco then the deputy head teacher at St Joseph’s School was on the road again.
But his trip to St James’s Palace in London to accompany Prince Edward during D of E presentations was a little less energetic than his climb to the top of Toubkal – all 13,671 feet (4,167 metres) of it.
But he fulfilled both roles with the same enthusiasm and dedication that has made him an interest to his Year 6 pupils a ‘St Joe’s.’
Steve’s completion of his latest challenge was his 12th that has seen him raise thousands of pounds for charity including: Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Milly’s Smiles, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline and the school’s Parent Teacher’s Association.
“The whole week was an amazing experience,” said Steve of his Toubkal climb and whose previous endeavours have seen him travel to South America, the Arctic, Europe and other African adventures.
“It was another great adventure spending time in the High Atlas Mountain while raising money for this year’s charities.”
• Team Hill has organised a race night at Crompton Cricket Club on Monday, April 22 with the first race at 7.15pm.
Tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for children with £15 for a family ticket.
Tickets are available from St Joseph’s by calling 07753 570690.
Proceeds will go to this year’s charities including Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Royton.