Choristers abseil 40ft down Lichfield Cathedral School to raise funds for tour

Choristers hit the high notes when they abseiled down the side of Lichfield Cathedral School in order to raise money to go on tour.

Around 20 young singers took their turn to scale the grade I-listed Palace wall, braving the 40ft drop.

Staff and parents also took part in the sponsored challenge.

Piers Derry, aged nine, from Hoar Cross, was among the choristers to take part.

“It was scary when you were sat on the edge looking down because it seemed a long way,” he said.

“But when you started coming down it felt a lot better.

“It looks higher from the top than it does when you’re standing at the bottom looking up.”

Staff and parents were waiting at the bottom, cheering on the choristers.

Money raised will go to the choir’s tour fund.

This is used to help the choristers travel overseas to visit other places and share their love of singing.

Next year, the group is planning to travel to Normandy in France where they will be taking part in a cultural exchange.