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Barrowcliff School pupilsKyle Blades-Wilkinson (back) and Brandon Langton (right) with climbing wall instructor Greg Fawcett.'121640. Picture Kevin Allen.'20/04/12.
Barrowcliff School pupilsKyle Blades-Wilkinson (back) and Brandon Langton (right) with climbing wall instructor Greg Fawcett.'121640. Picture Kevin Allen.'20/04/12.
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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.”