Teacher’s Charity Arctic Challenge

Kate Lawrence, Maths teacher and Deputy Housemistress of Marlborough has started the 430-mile Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra challenge to raise funds for The Dukies’ Foundation - progress can be viewed at https://arcticultra.de/live-tracking-2019/. A charitable giving page has now been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephen-king43 should you wish to donate – funds will be used for various School projects and student bursaries. Our photo shows Kate in training pulling a sled around School grounds when it snowed in January. However, she’ll be walking in snow and icy conditions across a frozen river coping with an average temperature of minus 35 while pulling a sled with all her provisions. Kate and her sister-in-law Michelle Smith, who is also a teacher, will be the first female team in the world to take on the challenge which they hope to complete in 12 days.