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School sport and climbing

"The opportunity for young people to go climbing is one of the things that Tapton is proud of"

"The opportunity for young people to go climbing is one of the things that Tapton is proud of"

On Tuesday 7th May, a group of year 11 students who had opted to do climbing were taken to the new "Mini Climbing Works" which only opened on the 4th May.  Tapton is the first school to use this place.

Let's go back to the beginning though...  It all started with a school partnership funding to promote climbing as a sport within the city of Sheffield and if there was ever a sport that is easy to get involved in it is climbing.  It is now done as part of our KS4 Physical Education lessons.  There are many benefits to doing this like:  the improvement of self-confidence, with the help of constant support and improvement of ability in the world of climbing.

It has all been helped by the initial catalyst from the school partnership.  It also helped by having the site situated near to a number of indoor climbing walls and it is an affordable sport.

Anyway, lets go back to Tuesday 7th...

           

Not only were people from Tapton there but also there were two people from the GB climbing team:  Gracie Martyn and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk.

So many of Tapton's own students are amazing climbers.  When we asked some of them what they thought this was their answer:  Emily Batchford said that it is a "great experience, never have got to do it without Tapton's help.  At first it was an excuse to get out PE.  But turned into something greater that you do in your own spare time".

All in all you could not wish for a greater opportunity to do climbing and this shows that in evidence.  So just get climbing!

Jack Cadman
Year 10