GALLERY: Dizzy heights of a climbing wall raises money for Thomas Eaton School

10:11 01 May 2014

Big Ben climbing challenge at Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington. Left: Molly-Ann, Gracie, Harry, Gabby and Jack. Picture: Steve Williams.

Big Ben climbing challenge at Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington. Left: Molly-Ann, Gracie, Harry, Gabby and Jack. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

Youngsters scaled a climbing wall that represented the iconic Big Ben tourist attraction to raise money for school funds.

Big Ben climbing challenge at Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington. Picture: Steve Williams.Big Ben climbing challenge at Thomas Eaton School, Wimblington. Picture: Steve Williams.

Around 140 students at Thomas Eaton in Wimblington climbed the equivalent of more than six and a half times the height of the London landmark to raise money.

PTA treasurer Anne Appleby said: “Children, teachers and us PTA had a go, it was a fantastic day.

“The idea was to have a sponsored event with a bit more adrenaline to it and I think this definitely ticked the box.”

Peterborough-based firm Outstanding Events rigged up the 7.2 metre high wall for the day in the school grounds for what proved to be a popular PTA fund raiser.

The next fund raiser is a bag pack at Sainsbury’s and the summer fayre in July.

Yesterday, 18:15
Wendreda House cannabis factory Day 3 (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Yesterday, 15:17
Proposed store for Sainsbury's in Whittlesey

Sainsbury’s passed a critical first test after it won unanimous approval from Whittlesey Town Council for its revised plans for a superstore and country park in Eastrea Road.

Yesterday, 17:31
Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

Yesterday, 17:14
Officers entering the house in Colvile Road, Wisbech, as part of Operation Pheasant.

Eleven cases of human trafficking, including five sham marriages, have been uncovered since the launch of an operation to tackle migrant exploitation in Fenland, a report has revealed.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition