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Rock Climbing @ Portway

21st Jun 2016

On the 18th and 25th May, some of our students had the opportunity to take part in a rock climbing session at Portway Leisure centre with our KS4 P.E. teacher Kyle Patterson.

The first session involved students learning how to wear and adjust their safety harnesses before having a go on the practice wall. Initially students lacked confidence, but with the support of the staff they were soon attempting the trickier walls. Mr Lindsey was able to provide some healthy competition by racing some of the more confident students to the top (obviously, Mr Lindsey won!) while Miss Whitehouse watched from the safety of her chair!

On the second day, students attempted abseiling and discovered that it is much easier to go up, than it is to come down. Student behaviour was excellent and everyone found the activity a positive team building experience.