IT is the world’s highest mountain at a whopping 8,848m (29,000ft).

But climbing the height of Mount Everest was all in a day’s work for pupils of Newbrough Primary School.

All 75 of the youngsters took part in a fund-raising climbing wall exercise at the school on Tuesday.

Each class took it in turns to climb a temporary eight metre high climbing structure, with the aim of achieving the distance accumulatively.

The mission was part of a wider fund-raising drive by local man Paul Mordue, who is climbing the Himalayan mountain next spring in aid of Maggie’s Centres, which supports cancer sufferers and their families.

Headteacher Jo Trotter said: “The pupils were very enthusiastic about this, and really wanted to do their bit.

“It was an opportunity to challenge themselves, and they really excelled.”

Parents also got in on the act as they joined in with the climb after school.