Published on: 9 November 2016

Parents and boys of Queenslea House set their alarms early on Sunday 18 September, as they continued their tradition of scaling the 1096 steps to reach the viewing platform of the Central Park Tower.

Queenslea House were raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® Australia and this year, some very good times were recorded.

For the third year in a row Nicholas Thompson (Year 11) was the first to reach the top in a time of 7:40secs (a new record), followed by Haris Yusoff in 8:54secs and Jack Annear in third place with 9:04secs. There were many exhausted boys (and parents) at the top of the tower who were all very pleased with their efforts.

After the event, the boys enjoyed a lavish morning tea very kindly provided by the parents of the Queenslea House Prefects and House Tutors.

“This has been a terrific occasion for the Queenslea community to come together for a really worthwhile cause,” said Digby Gibson, Queenslea Head of House.

“The effort and sense of service the boys derive from moments of self-sacrifice and challenging themselves is quite tangible.”

Queenslea House has proudly raised more than $5600. The School is extremely appreciative of the assistance the management at Central Park Tower provide to make this event possible.