On Thursday 13th February we held an in-house climbing competition for the children in Years 3 – 6. Over 65 children were involved which was fantastic to see, and shows how popular climbing is amongst our pupils!
The children were split into mixed age teams, and were given climbing and bouldering problems to ‘solve’ during the course of the day. Each route was scored for each climber, and the points were gathered at the end of the competition to determine the overall winning team. At the end of the day a ‘speed climbing’ competition was held in the school hall, where everyone gathered to eagerly watch! Each team nominated a climber to complete the speed climbing challenge and the spectators were treated to a fantastic series of climbs, with the tension increasing as climbers reached the top of the wall and rang the bell in increasingly rapid times!
At the end of the day our speed climbing winner, and our overall winning team were crowned, with Will from Year Six winning the speed climbing round in a phenomenal 31.66 seconds, and the ‘Squirels’ team winning the overall competition with an amazing 2115 points!
We must say a huge thank you to our climbing instructor Simon Young, and our amazing parent volunteers who worked incredibly hard to make the event run so smoothly. It was a fabulous day with a wonderfully positive energy about the whole event – a real tribute to the wonderful children who took part.