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La Concha Challenge 2018 - English International College

On the 20th of January 2018, a record breaking number of students, parents and teachers (in total 96) embarked on the EIC La Concha challenge with ages raging from 4 years old to 60+!

It was a fantastic day, raising both money and awareness for a brilliant cause. Over 650 euros was raised for a charity called Darkness Into Light, this charity focuses on supporting families where teenagers and adults with depression have attempted or tragically taken their own life. The concept of the climb to La Concha, was to reach the summit out of the darkness of dawn and into the bright sunlight of that early Saturday afternoon. A metaphor that represents no matter how bad things can be, there is always a new day and with determination there can always be light at the end of the tunnel.

We set off on our climb at 9 am and some definitely underestimated the physical endurance needed to complete such a challenge. Sometimes we had to climb with only a chain to cling on to for dear life!

However, once we reached the top, it was clear each individual was filled with immense pride and exhileration! Here, at the end of our ‘ordeal’ we were rewarded with mesmerising views and for sure each one of us felt like we were on top of the world. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that donated and a specific well done to everyone who completed the challenge. It was a fantastic day. A special thank you to the P.E. Department for their help in organising the event.

Chloe Quinlan (Year 13) EIC

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