Farlington reach new heights

April 27, 2017

Farlington School Year 11 and Sixth Form students have completed a 10-week climbing course at the K2 High Sports Centre in Crawley.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to widen their experience of different sports and acquire some new skills. Benefiting from some excellent climbing coaching, the students learned how to belay one another at heights of up to 10 metres. The students made tremendous progress and their technique and confidence grew each week.

Melissa Adam, who coached the girls, said, “I enjoyed teaching the Farlington girls, the group was full of character and had great fun.”

The students themselves were exceptionally positive about the course. Hannah, aged 16, said, “The staff really encouraged me and, as I improved, I learned to love the sport.” Rebecca, aged 17, said, “I took on some tough routes and it was great to discover that I could do it!” Charlotte, aged 16, said, “I have loved the chance to learn a new skill and make progress, it has been great!”

Mr Dwyer, Head of Geography at Farlington School, who accompanied the girls to the High Sports Centre, said, “Climbing requires great trust and a high level of strength, stamina and skill. The students progressed rapidly over several months and it was great to see them navigating some tough, technical routes by the end. I hope they will keep up their climbing skills in the future.”