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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I took along five, 7 yr olds for my son’s birthday celebrations. They l loved it. The adventure walls are great and the children really have to use their ingenuity... read more
I took 2 boys aged 8 and 14 years old to climbing the walls today. Check in was really easy as I had booked and got the parental waiver completed... 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
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
Fantastic time had by my little boy. Will deffo be coming back for more fun. He absolutely loved it! Only very, very slight negative was the instructors could have... read more
Love Ladies Night, always great fun and equally great company. If you fancy trying something new give it a go, everyone is always made welcome
Took my two grandsons - aged 13 and 11, on a weekday in the school holidays. They had great fun. Staff ensured that all climbing harnesses were fastened correctly and... read more
Visited today for our daughters 8th birthday party with the non food option. We had access to the party room and ordered Dominos Pizza for delivery. We were struck by... read more
We did the Action Walls and found the overall experience very good. Great for building children's confidence and fun for adults too. My 8 year old daughter gets... read more
We have been a few time and always been impressed with the instructors... this time we had Tom.. he was brilliant!
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