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Green Cards for Rock Climbers

Date Posted: 02/03/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Over the last 2 half-terms a group of students from QE have attended climbing sessions at Rock Antics in Newton Aycliffe. Organised by College Sport Maker, Joe Cooke, rock climbing is another great example of the vast range of activities now on offer as part of QE’s recreational sport programme.

During the sessions the students were taught all basic elements of climbing with funding coming from Tees Valley Sport, via Sportivate, an initiative that allows students to access new opportunities. In the final session all the students took, and passed, their green card assessment allowing them to access the wall unsupervised.

Joe Cooke, QE’s Sport Maker, commented:

‘When we set the climbing sessions up we never envisaged how successful they would be. All the students who participated are now green carded, meaning the sessions are sustainable as they can continue to attend now college sessions have finished. Thanks go to the management at Rock Antics for their support and for allowing the students to take their green card assessment free of charge. Thank you also to Chemistry teacher, Julia Magnall, who has been a driving force behind the programme and to Tees Valley Sport for Sportivate funding.’