IT MAY seem an odd combination – a climbing wall and the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
However, it all made sense to children at Barrowcliff School who are doing a series of projects on the monarch’s 60-year rule – and the 60th anniversary of the Ash Grove school.
Deputy headteacher Paul Johnson said: “Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Everest at the end of May and the news reached the Queen on the eve of her coronation on June 2 1953.
“So, we brought in a climbing wall and explained all about Everest and Edmund Hillary.”
All the children, aged from four to 11 years, were given the chance to have a go on the wall.
The school, which last term did a topic on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, will be holding a 60 Glorious Years day later in the term.
“We hope it is going to be a really fantastic day,” said Mr Johnson, “one that celebrates the Queen and the school.”