26 Nov 2018

From Peak to Park, The Rainbow Trek 2018

From The Peak to Park View in Tai Tam, Year 12 students and staff hiked 25km on Saturday 24 November, completing this year’s Rainbow Trek.  A team of Year 13 students marked the trail, tracked the hikers, and oversaw the event.

Felix Leung from 12N, the first person to complete the hike with a time of 2 hours 40 minutes, said “The whole way was really challenging and tiring – I had a limited supply of water and energy bars, but I still managed to finish it. It was pretty fun, I recommend doing it.”

Daanyal Ebrahim 12D, AJ Montajes 12E and Jack Johnson 12E were the first group to complete the hike. Daanyal commented, “I feel really proud of the boys and how we did in this challenge. We’re tired, we ran a lot and next time I think we can try to run the whole way. Most importantly we had fun – it was a fun morning for all of us.”

Ms. Hjelmeland, along with Mr. Chan and the Year 13 team, organized the hike.  She said, “It was great to see such enthusiasm today on the trail! We look forward to seeing that continue post trek with fundraising efforts for New Sight Congo.”

*The Rainbow Trek is a sponsored hike along the Hong Kong Trail. Students raise money for the charity “New Sight Congo”. The money donated is used to fund the prevention and treatment of treatable eye diseases in the New Republic of Congo.

Learn more about New Sight Congo: https://www.newsightcongo.com/about/.
If you would like to make a donation to the charity, please contact Ryan Krishnamohan, Rainbow Trek Donations Officer, ryan.krishnamohan@online.island.edu.hk.

By Alice Zhang, Media Team