Climbing FestivalOn Monday 17th July, almost 200 young people from across the Fylde Coast had their first experience of climbing at a festival held at Blackpool Sixth Form College.

The festival was organised by Outdoor Education NW, an AALA licensed activity provider who also deliver NICAS climbing courses at West View Climbing Centre and the Lakeland Climbing Centre.

Climbing Festival 2The event was provided free of charge to local schools and was ran in collaboration with West View who provided their mobile climbing tower and some additional staffing.

A broad range of schools attended; primary, secondary, FE, and SEN, and all participants left with a NICAS Participation Certificate.

Graham Little from Outdoor Education NW stated, "We wanted to put on an event so that a high volume of young people could have their first taste of climbing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. It is hoped that after this initial taster of climbing, more young people and schools will want to get involved in climbing again in the future through sessions with ourselves at a local wall or out on rock, or directly with NICAS registered walls".

Find out more about the activities provided by Outdoor Education NW (OENW).




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