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Welton Brownies and climbing poetry

Climbing Poetry! 28 Local Brownies recently had an amazing evening on Jake’s wall, big thanks to Jenni plus trained year 12 helpers for supervising, and huge thanks to the Brownies for their generous donation. They split into two groups, while one group climbed the others wrote superb acrostic poems, some examples attached…. tells it far […]

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Opening Day

Saturday 11 November saw the opening of Jake’s Climbing Wall at William Farr School and what an occasion it was. We would like to thank each and every person who helped to make Jake's Wall an incredible reality. After 3 years of the community working together towards the same goal, Saturday was the perfect celebration […]

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The Build Finished

In Sept 2017 Jakes wall was built and looking fantastic! But there was still more fund raising to do – obtaining the necessary equipment, and organising leader training for staff and volunteers. Huge thanks there to Peak Mountaineering for leader training and to the Alpkit Foundation for assistance with equipment. And then… organising the grand […]

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The Build Begins

The build begins, with the walls going up and the handholds to be added later this week.

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Benefits of Rock Climbing

For anyone interested in just some of the benefits of rock climbing, the below NHS blog post explains them; http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/rock-climbing-health-benefits.aspx Click the link to learn more.

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Tough Mudder

The rough runner was a mighty ordeal this weekend with superb teamwork from all involved. So far they have raised £850 in sponsorship which is over £1000 with gift aid.  

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What can a climbing wall do?

This story is about a young  7 year old a boy,  who faces some tough obstacles in life. He has educational issues which mean that some aspects of school and social relationships are difficult, and despite eagerly wanting to be active like any child his age, he can face real challenges. He wants to run […]

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Jun 4
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Inspiration

Jake was an intelligent, responsible, reliable, easy going, enthusiastic and lovable young man who loved life, his friends and family. He enjoyed all sports although never excelled at the traditional sports offered at school such as football, cricket and rugby. He enjoyed skiing and cycling but it was climbing that became his passion. He first […]

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Family and Friends

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Climbing walls

Modern indoor climbing walls feature a variety of surfaces at differing angles, far from the original concept of a single wall. Authentic textured holds are combined to create routes and colour-coded to create different routes of varying difficulty. Individual ropes secured via the top of the wall allow climbing in complete safety.   Holds can […]

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