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

PUBLISHED: 10:11 01 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:53 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.

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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.

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