Young Everest conqueror inspires pupils

Pupils heard stories from the youngest Briton ever to climb Mount Everest at their annual speech day at Peterborough Cathedral.

Sunday, 28th October 2018, 5:00 am
Speech Day prize winners from The Peterborough School at their ceremony at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-181019-173331009

The youngsters from The Peterborough School were enthralled by the stories from Bonita Norris at the event.

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Bonita, who has also skied to the North Pole, told the audience how she saved a fellow climber in a waterfall of ice when those around them fled and how she conquered the infamous ‘Death Zone’ on Everest by breaking down the climb into a series of small steps. Bonita later hander out awards.

Head master Adrian Meadows said: “Beneath Bonita’s courage and determination she has true compassion for others and retains a sense of awe of the world around us, qualities which everyone in the school community strives to embody.”