Todmorden High School column: Young climbers win silver

The six Todmorden High School students who represented the school in a regional climbing competition in Manchester
The six Todmorden High School students who represented the school in a regional climbing competition in Manchester

On Wednesday, March 25, six Todmorden High School students represented the school in their first ever competition at ‘Rock Over’ Climbing Wall in Manchester.

Within the team the students all had a range of ability with some who have been climbing for just two or three months to some who have over three years experience.

Most of the students climb at the Todmorden Climbing wall and for some of them, this facility is what got them into climbing.

There were more than 200 competitors from schools across the region.

Every student gave their very best to the challenges that they faced despite some very tough competition.

Every student had 25 climbs to attempt which ranged in difficulty and they were scored on their ability to complete each climb.

Despite only having a small team, we were absolutely delighted that two of our competitors were successful in achieving a silver medal on the podium.

A huge congratulations goes out to Rosie in Year 7 who took second place for Key Stage 3 girls, she scored and impressive 237 out of 250 which meant that the she completed all but two climbs on her first attempt. Secondly a huge congratulations to prefect Rachel Brierley who took second place for key stage 4 girls.

All the students gave it their all with sheer grit and determination - we look forward to the next competition!