Abseil2A group of Rushden Academy students in Northamptonshire recently scaled the tallest permanent abseil tower in the world in memory of a fellow pupil’s uncle and for charity.

The five year 11 adrenaline junkies tackled the 418ft Northampton Lift Tower last month and raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research and Melanoma UK in memory of Lee Cave, the uncle of student Josh Cave.

Josh says: “My uncle was a truly inspirational man who always brought out the best in people without them even realising.”

Josh was joined by Sam Burke, James Dunn, Gaby Steele and Ethan Trafford who pushed themselves over the edge, literally, at the event organised by the National Abseil Team.

Jay Davenport, Rushden’s principal, says: “We are extremely proud of our students, led by Josh, who took on this amazing challenge – and especially James who overcame his fear of heights to take part. Congratulations to them all.”

Pic: Josh Cave prepares to scale the 418ft Northampton Lift Tower


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