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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Lived this, excellent fun for all the family. The only negative I would say is there was sometimes not always someone free to connect you back up to the next... read more
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
We arrived easily from Telford and parked with plenty of spaces available. Check in was easy to do and two of the children in the party needed consent forms filling... read more
We have been a few time and always been impressed with the instructors... this time we had Tom.. he was brilliant!
I’ve been here a number of times and keep coming back because it’s such good fun and great value for children and adults of all ages.
It’s well... read more
Brought both my daughters and a friend. Ages 16,12 & 12, they had a great time, better than expected and good value. Would def recommend and will be revisiting soon.
Booked our 6 year old daughter in for the first time. She loved it she was awesome at climbing and this was aided by the friendly and helpful instructors. We... read more
I visited the Action Walls this morning with 3 others; all adults. We had a fantastic time. Alex, our instructor, was friendly and very helpful - giving encouragement and climbing... read more
We booked for 5 adults, 4 under 30 and one over 50. We booked the Action Wall which provided many different climbs and variety. These were all manageable... read more
Have been to other climbing wall facilities but this one wins out above the rest in this area. Great facilities, truely lovely instructors that work great with adults and kids.... read more