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4. Climbing

Indoor Activity

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We have purpose built indoor climbing walls at each activity centres, creating the safest possible environment for young people to be introduced to climbing. These sessions offer children a chance to challenge themselves on an individual level and to support each other as part of a team. Children have two safety ropes attached when they are climbing, doubling the safety provision. One rope is attached to an auto-belay and the other goes through a belay system operated by children, teacher(s) and the group leaders. As well as belaying, the children waiting for their turn to climb are kept busy providing encouragement to fellow climbers. We have extra challenges for those who choose to push themselves that bit further, as well as exciting climbing games to suit all levels of confidence and ability. Our instructors are skilled not only in the technical aspects of climbing, but also as motivators and confidence builders so that they can ensure every child leaves this session feeling proud of what they have achieved.

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Other Activities at Robinwood

We have 15 high quality activity sessions. Although most are offered at all Robinwood centres,there are some which only operate at selected centres. All centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 activities packed in to the three days at Robinwood. There are slight variations in activities offered at each centre and the activity programme also varies according to the time of year.

What Schools say about our activities

We really appreciate all the recommendations we get from schools who have visited Robinwood and the number of schools who come for the first time as a result of recommendations from friends and colleagues. We are constantly updating the comments from schools who have recently attended a Robinwood Course. The schools that attend come from areas of the Midlands, throughout the North of England and up into Scotland. But don’t just take our word for it, See what they have to say about robinwood. For more testimonials and recommendations visit our Highly Recommended Page.

"Activities: Caving - All leaders were great at talking about some of the science behind rocks and how caves are formed etc. Crate Challenge - Great opportunity to develop teamwork and communication skills. Night Line - It's really interesting for the children to see how they adapt when one sense is taken away and how they reflect on it at the end is great. Piranha Pool - A favourite activity of the children which really challenges them to have a go and also use team work and communication. Trapeze - A good one for children to push past their comfort zones and challenge themselves."

West Jesmond Primary School, Jesmond