A primary school has raised over £3000 after parents, staff and a former pupil took on a daring abseil down a quarry.

Iron Acton Primary School is located in the centre of the small village and has been rated as good by OFSTED on numerous occasions, but their recent abseil for charity was definitely outstanding.

The event took place last month on March 10, with 10 individuals attempting to navigate their way down the 150ft Uphill Quarry cliff face.

In doing this, each of the volunteers involved had raised sponsorship for the school and a new outdoor learning scheme they are looking to provide for pupils.

Once the money had been counted it was revealed that £3050.50 had been raised by the ten individuals.

Heater Tillotson, one of those involved with the abseil said: "Outdoor learning has been proven to develop reflective and inquisitive thinking, self awareness and self confidence and allows children to identify hazards and risks.

"It has also been proven to have positive health benefits both physically and mentally.

"We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that supported us both financially and for turning out on such a grim morning to support us.

"We're looking forward to the classroom being up and running.

"Thank you also to North Road Primary school for inviting us to join them for the abseil."