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The Hottest Classroom on Earth

The Hottest Classroom on Earth, in which 10 pupils from around the UK pushed themselves and the limits of their endurance, is the subject of a BBC documentary that was aired in December.

David Howell, Chief Executive of Guardian Wealth Management, was thrilled to take part in the 9 day trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley starting from the sacred Mount Longido and finishing at the stunning Crater Highlands and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. This was a unique and physically and mentally challenging expedition guided by members of the Masai community, once the fiercest of warriors but now struggling to retain their lifestyle in this fascinating geographical and geological region.

Led by Trystan Williams, Principal at The Springfields Academy in Wiltshire, the Hottest Classroom on Earth was open to children with special educational needs across the UK. To win a place on the trip, applicants were required to undergo a series of rigorous challenges to prove they could meet the physical and mental demands that lay in wait. Several hundred children, from more than 200 schools, applied to go on the expedition.

David was joined by former Royal Marine Commando, Alan Chambers, veteran of Britain’s first unsupported expedition to the North Pole he was awarded an MBE for Determined Leadership in Constant Adversity, and Dr Ed Coats who came to fame in the race to the South Pole with James Cracknell and Ben Fogle.

The final day was celebrated by a delicious meal cooked by the award winning celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson.

To view the BBC documentary in its full glory please Click Here.

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