Our DofE pupils were busy in the summer with 85 candidates for the Bronze Award, 33 for Silver, as well as 11 Silver sailing candidates. There were also candidates for Gold who completed the residential section of their award.
We have one of the most impressive indoor climbing walls in the region and certainly in any school. With the school’s well-qualified staff, pupils are offered taster sessions as well as the opportunity to take part in after-school clubs. These are very popular and often oversubscribed. With NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) Centre status we offer climbing as part of the GCSE PE syllabus where pupils can progress through the stages of the NICAS climbing awards.
At the start of the summer holiday four enthusiastic climbers Charles, Harry, Hugo and Ted went on a climbing adventure around the Cornwall coast.
During our end of term assembly, sports updates were shared from sports such as boys' hockey, girls' netball, cross country, basketball, sailing and climbing.
Our climbers, Eve H, Lucy T, Lily H and Niklas A, visited a local climbing centre to tackle some bouldering routes to fulfil part of their NICAS Level 3 Award.
Climbing continues to be extremely popular and this year saw almost 200 pupils enter the climbing competition.
Climbing Club members have recently donated £750 to assist cancer research through the charity Climbers Against Cancer.