We know that our Ely Cathedral boy choristers are able to hit the high notes, but what are they like when it comes to actual heights?!

Judging by their achievements in March 13th’s charity abseil challenge – and the smiles on their faces – we can confirm that heights are not an issue at all.

‘The Big Climb’ event was organised to raise funds for the boy choristers’ tour to Germany in 2025. Choristers, boys from Walsingham House, and chorister parent, Mrs Fellowes, took on the challenge after school. Other choristers and Walsingham House pupils will be doing their abseiling on Wednesday, March 20th.

The challenge saw everyone abseiling the height of the Cathedral’s world-famous Octagon Tower – 42 metres – on our school climbing wall and on the side of the Senior Science block.

Thanks to people’s generosity, the Big Climb Challenge has so far raised more than £500. You can support the boys here: www.elycathedral.org/boys-choir-tour-fund

Well done to all the boys who abseiled and thank you to Mrs Fellowes, Mr James Houlston (Director of Outdoor Education), Mr Tim Wyndham-Smith (Assistant Director of Outdoor Education), Mrs Loveday Perceval-Maxwell (Housemistress of Walsingham House), and Ms Lucy Shute (Matron of Walsingham House) for their support!

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