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Pupils conquer the Bourdillon Tower at climbing club

The climbing club meets every Tuesday afternoon. Over 40 pupils have attempted to climb the Bourdillon tower this term. The tower is part of our outdoor activity centre, featuring a 21 obstacle armed forces style assault course; a 220 metre zip wire; a 22 element high ropes course; a 12 element low ropes course for younger children; abseiling facilities; 2 climbing walls and a 20 person intentionally basic bunkhouse for use as a dorm, or teaching facility.

So far, eight pupils have climbed to the very top, which at over 25m is no mean achievement. Recently, Kaya and Anna-Lena, have managed the rare feat of climbing to the top using just one colour of hold – the white jugs. Both are now experienced on the tower and will be progressing to belaying other students up the wall.

Kimberley, Kaya and Anna-Lena