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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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
My girls 6 and 7 had a super day . They loved the whole experience and desperately want to do it again. Staff were really helpful and friendly
First time visit. The reception staff and instructors were friendly and gave me prompt helpful attention.
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
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
Had a fantastic time.
10 five-year-olds all enjoyed a great climbing session.
Lovely clean party room. Food and squash was just enough. Friendly and helpful staff.
Went for a Sunday afternoon climbing session with my lad. We tried wolf mountain in wolves first but they didn’t have enough staff. No such trouble at Shrewsbury, not with... read more
With one hour and 15 challenges with varying degrees of difficulty, this is a fun thing to do for experienced and novice climbers. Both my daughter and I are experienced... read more
Staff were on hand, ensuring safety was paramount. Absolutely fantastic experience for the children.
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
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