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A NEW house broke the stranglehold of the reigning champions to power to victory in the annual tug-of-war challenge at Wisbech Grammar School.

Senior students belonging to the school’s four houses – Sparks, Holmes, Clarkson and Peckover – competed in the best of three tugs in mixed teams and Peckover, which had won the event for the last two years, was relegated to fourth place.

Winners were Sparks, with Holmes and Clarkson in second and third.

Head of houses Mr Tim Chapman said: “Tug of war used to be an Olympic event, but the school keeps up the crowd-pulling tradition by starting the house competitions with this event.”