Schools and Climbing the Walls…
Climbing the Walls offers a third generation climbing centre with fully qualified and experienced staff delivering memorable experiences alongside high quality nationally recognised climbing courses.
Designed to introduce the next generation of young people to the sport, Climbing the Walls aims to provide high impact thrilling sessions through the use of our Action Walls, Bouldering and 12.6m Top Rope Walls drawing young people in through FUN, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVEMENT.
Benefits of climbing:
- Develops Muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and flexibility
- Gives and sense of achievement, developing self-esteem and confidence
- Develops confidence and trust in other people
- Enhances concentration and focus
- Develops team work and communication skills
Qualifications we offer
National indoor Climbing Awards Schemes UK wide, schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial structures
It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, the schemes are open to all candidates from 7 upwards
NICAS ranges from levels 1 to 5. Starting from the complete beginner to fully competent climber ready for competitions. The course will motivate young people to participate in physical activity and will increase climbing and movement ability. The use of log books will help measure the development of the candidates.
We also work with several schools as climbing is one of the sports listed in GCSE PE specification under Identifying and Solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature. Your students can climb within the curriculum with physical education programmes of study, key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Climbing is one of the sports listed in the GCSE PE specification and is based around the NICAS qualification covering all aspects of the spectrum being followed.
We offer Action Walls sessions, One off climbing Sessions, NICAS climbing sessions and one off bouldering sessions.
To find out more about how Climbing the Walls can assist your students as part of their PE curriculum, please contact our centre and ask for the Schools and groups Manager on 01743 510238, you can also download our prospectus for schools.
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We advise you wear something that allows for a lot of movement and you feel comfortable, general sports gear is great. Climbing shoes are VITAL. If you do not have climbing shoes they are available for hire.
Minimum participation age for climbing is 5 (school year 1).
We are happy to work with you to tailor-make sessions according to your needs.
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We took our 5yr old as she is always climbing and scrabbling around.
The staff were extremely friendly and informative and were giving my daughter lots of help and... read more
What a fantastic experience! I'm scared of heights but the instructors were wonderful, kind and patient and I made it further up some than I thought! It was great fun... read more
Our whole family enjoyed a Sunday afternoon climbing session. The staff are very helpful. Those that didnt climb were able to sit & watch the ones that did. The only... read more
I have taken my granddaughter a couple of times. Aged 6 & 8 they have had an amazing time really builds confidence. Easy check in I bought online and really helpful staff
My son went with a group of friends - teenagers - had a fantastic time! Waiting for the next holidays for the next trip!!
I brought my six year old son in the Feb half term for the first time and he loved it!!...infact..I loved it.i had just as much fun as him. The... read more
We took our guides aged 10-14 years to climb on the action walls. As always the booking process and check in was smooth. The guides loved the varying challenge of... read more
Fantastic staff. Really likeable skilled and helpful. winderful place, space etc. only downside is currently the bouodering for our 3 year old wasnt any good. We should have asked for... read more
My children love it here, it was really quiet when we visited so there was no waiting around to get on the action walls. Staff we brilliant, very interactive... read more
Great fun for all age on the adventure climbing wall. My longest (6 years old) enjoyed it as much as my eldest (13 years old). Towards the end of the... read more
My boys love Climbing the walls and we love the fact that it gets them doing things which are good for them. The raised coffee shop allows parents to watch... read more