Secondary School Fined After Pupil Injured on Climbing Wall

A school where a pupil fell from a climbing wall and broke his heel during a PE lesson has been fined reports the BBC.

Manningtree High School in Essex was fined £9,000 after admitting a health and safety breach at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said the boy, 14, fell more than 4m (13ft) to the ground after being told to let go of the wall by an instructor.

In addition, [the HSE] said the school failed to have an “adequate safety management system” in place for lead climbing and the instructor was “not competent to teach or supervise lead climbing”.

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