Top of the class in area climbing test

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Students from Harrogate Grammar proved themselves to be high climbers.

The six were among 140 children from 15 different schools to take part in the Climbing Schools Cup at Deport Climbing Centre in Leeds.

Students from Key Stage 2 to 5 competed on the same walls facing climbing and bouldering trials.

“In each Key Stage there was a male and female sub category to compete for as well as the coveted Team Cup,” explained a Harrogate Grammar spokesman.

“This year’s Team Cup was hotly contested with Harrogate Grammar School just pipping Greenhead College to the title and in doing so winning the whole competition and The Depot Schools Cup 2016, which is a fantastic achievement.”

The following pupils represented Harrogate Grammar School: Kim Mountney – 1st in the KS3 female category; Iris Eastaugh – 3rd in the KS3 female; Ellen Young – 1st in the KS4 female; Holly Rayfield – 1st in the KS5 female; Ethan McGinn – 2nd in the KS4 male; Adam Visick – 2nd in the KS5 male.