MEMBERS of the King’s Ely Climbing Club got in plenty of practice during their trip to Derbyshire over the weekend (April 21st and 22nd).

Five students – a mix of Level 2 and Level 3 climbers – got to work at Windgather Rocks on the Saturday. Bright sunshine and blue skies saw the group learning the skills to become a competent seconder in the lead climbing system, as well as taking to the sharp end once more for the school’s more experienced climbers.

Sunday’s forecast threatened rain, so the climbers were indoors honing their newly learned skills and pushing limits of endurance at Awesome Walls in Sheffield.

Climbing is offered to King’s Ely Senior students as part of the school’s unique outdoor education programme – Ely Scheme. From the high peaks of the Himalayas to the gushing torrents of the rivers in the Alps, the Ely Scheme offers boundless opportunities for pupils to explore and learn through outdoor education.

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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