KilimanjaroManchester Health Academy has beaten off stiff competition from 500 schools across the country to win a place on a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro this summer with children’s charity, the Transformation Trust.

Year 12 & 13 students, Bradley Good, James O’Brien and Katie Walker and Mr Dominic Maguire will complete the climb with three other schools in August. Each student will be paired with a Business Mentor who will join the whole group on a training climb in June.

To win their place, the students each had to write an essay on why they wanted to climb Kilimanjaro.

Chief Executive of the Transformation Trust, Amy Leonard said:

“The Transformation Trust is all about giving young people access to opportunities that will both challenge and inspire them. We want young people to think about themselves and their place in the world differently, helping them to scale new heights. What better way to do this than to take on the ultimate challenge of Kilimanjaro.

“Manchester Health Academy beat of stiff competition from schools across the country and I congratulate Bradley, James and Katie on winning a place on the Transformation Trek and look forward to hearing about their experiences on their return.”

Mr Maguire said:

“This opportunity provides a wonderful, life changing, opportunity for the three students. Undoubtedly, leading up to the trip and during the course of the expedition, each student will face many challenges. The life skills, personal and social development they will undergo throughout this entire process will provide them with further opportunities in their young lives, which I’m sure they will all want to grasp with both hands. They are all really looking forward to the adventure of the expedition and the Health Academy will support them as much as is possible.”

The students need to raise a significant amount of funds in order to properly equip themselves and pay for
travel and the necessary documents. If you think you could contribute, please contact Mr Maguire on 0161 998 3992 or email


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