MEMBERS of the King’s Ely Climbing Club could be found doing their thing in Derbyshire at the weekend.

Lapping up the wonderful autumn sunshine, the students worked hard to complete their Level 1 climbing skills and move into Level 2 during the course of the weekend; learning how to lead belay, remove gear and become a seconder in the lead climbing system.

Students who participated were Natsuko Noguchi, Rebecca Garrett, Laurie Ray, George Diogenous, Will Smith and Ben Smith.

The Climbing Club is part of the Ely Scheme at King’s Ely, which offers boundless opportunities for pupils to explore and learn through outdoor education. A comprehensive and progressive programme of outdoor activities running from Year 9 is the lead-in to greater adventures on the rock face, rivers and mountains.

Outdoor education at King’s Ely offers pupils the chance to learn self-reliance, teamwork, creative thinking and a determined attitude to all tasks in life. Our unique programme is facilitated by specially selected and trained pupil instructors who deliver our activities and learn to become exceptional leaders.

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