We have installed two free standing climbing walls at St George’s School – a three section and a two section wall, with custom artwork inspired by fantastic drawings submitted by the pupils. The walls have been situated in the existing play area, alongside other play equipment and obstacles.
Great thanks are due to locally based company Reinforced Earth, who have sponsored the project.
The climbing wall has been a massive success. All the children love it from the 7-year old Year 3s up to the nearly 12-year old Year 6’s. We have a class rota so that everyone gets a fair chance to use the walls but even this causes problems because it means that each of our 12 classes only get to use it about once every 3 weeks. Our supply can’t meet demand! All the teachers have taken it in turns to teach their children a number of games and activities they can play in order to get the most use and fun out of the walls and our School Councillors monitor the way it is used and come up with suggestions from time to time. In summary then – it’s been a great investment for the school providing fun and structured activities for everyone, and we anticipate this continuing for many years to come.
Calum Kennedy – Teacher at St. George’s Junior School, Shrewsbury