Courageous Perse pupils are shown the ropes in charity abseil
12 Mar 2019
Fourteen fearless Year 10 and 11 Perse pupils were literally roped in to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The pupils plucked up the courage to participate in the Cambridge Guildhall Abseil as they joined many other altruistic adventurers in descending the side of the iconic city centre building.
Perse Charities Co-ordinator Chloe Fagan said all the pupils savoured the experience after overcoming some initial nerves, with their appeal raising just over £2,000 so far.
She said: “They loved it. It was the first time they had abseiled and they thought it was cool to see Cambridge from a different perspective. In fact, they all did it twice and they all felt it was better the second time because they were less scared. One group of our pupils even dressed up as fairies because they wanted to do it in fancy dress!
“The whole event had a really nice atmosphere and the people organising the safety side of things were really nice and helpful. There was a really good crowd watching them and the pupils did so well to rise to the challenge and help raise a lot of money for such a good cause.”
A non-uniform day is also being held at The Perse Upper on 27 March to support Cancer Research UK, but donations can still be made to the abseilers’ appeal here.
For more pictures from the event, click here.