Eldon Grove pupils take a challenge for the future

Jared Rigby and (below) Alisha McCabe
Jared Rigby and (below) Alisha McCabe

DAREDEVIL Felix Baumgartner travelled faster than the speed of sound when he jumped from the edge of space to Earth last month.

After the remarkable feat, the Austrian said he hopes to inspire young astronauts of the future.

Alisha Mc Cabe.

Alisha Mc Cabe.

The Year 6 pupils at Eldon Grove Primary School, in the town, were all aware of Felix’s incredible challenge.

But what challenges would they like to take on in the future?

The pupils at Eldon Grove Primary School, in Hartlepool, have some audacious challenges in their mind for the future.

Isaac Wales, 11, said: “I want to climb some of the world’s biggest mountains.

“I have already been to Ben Nevis so it would be good to go to mountains even bigger than that.

“I would also like to move to Africa and help to build homes for the people who live there.”

Josh Noble, 10, said: “The challenge I want to complete is to compete in the Olympics in taekwondo.

“I got my black belt in September.

“I watched all of the Olympics in the summer, it was brilliant.”

Romilly Heaton, 10, said: “I want to do the Great North Run.

“I did the junior Great North Run this year and really enjoyed it and when I am old enough I would like to do the big one.

“I would have to do a lot of training for the 13 miles but I really enjoy running.”

Ellie Griffiths, 10, said: “I’m not really sure what challenge I would like to do.

“We are going to Carlton next week so we will all do some activities there that we have never had the chance to do before.

“I think that will be really good.”

Jared Rigby, 10, said: “I want to do some rock climbing.

“I have never done it before but I have seen people do it and I would love to have a go.

“I would start off with quite an easy challenge and then take on more difficult ones as I got better at it.”

Alisha McCabe, 10, said: “I want to climb Mount Everest.

“I don’t really know too much about it but I know I would have to do a lot of training.

“I wouldn’t want to do it until I was a lot older though.”