A team of 30 adventurous teachers and support staff from three schools have climbed Britain's second highest mountain in aid of their students' favourite charities.

They work at Upton Court Grammar School in Lascelles Road, Slough, Foxborough Primary School in Common Road, Slough and Trevelyan Middle School in Wood Close, Windsor.

The big climb to the top of Mount Snowdon happened on Saturday. The climbers were raising money for Water Aid UK, Make-a-Wish and the RSPCA and have made £2,500 so far from sponsors.

All three schools come under the Pioneer Educational Trust - which was previously known as Upton Court Educational Trust.

The inaugural climb was designed to celebrate the trust's new name and to demonstrate its ethos of pushing boundaries. Discussions are already underway for next year’s ‘pioneering’ feat.

Mercedes Hernández Estrada, chief executive for Pioneer Educational Trust and also one of the trekkers said: “The climb was arduous but the weather and the company were fantastic. Being able to do this to demonstrate our pioneering spirit and raise for the students’ chosen charities is a real privilege”