Pupils take the plunge in charity abseil

Pupils at Myers Grove School take part in a sponsored abseil down the side of one of the buildings in Stannington
Pupils at Myers Grove School take part in a sponsored abseil down the side of one of the buildings in Stannington
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PUPILS took on a chilling challenge for charity - abseiling down their three storey school building in a bid to raise over £3,000.

A group of 61 youngsters from Sheffield’s Myers Grove School came up with the idea as part of the celebrations to mark the school’s closure after 50 years.

Nine staff from the Stannington secondary were also persuaded to join in the event, which tied in with a farewell open weekend for past pupils and staff.

Cash will be donated to Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Bluebell Wood Hospice and the Stephen Harrison Foundation.

Year 8 tutor John Barradell said his students came up with the idea but soon pupils from all over the school became involved.

He said:“They were given some training by a company called Rock School but when it came to it some of them were absolutely petrified,” he said.

“They faced up to their fears and went over the side in groups of ten.”