Climbers take medals in Manchester schools competition

Our school climbing team won bronze and individual medals in the first Manchester schools bouldering competition.

Girl bouldering

The team of 11 first years to sixth formers finished third out of 19 in the competition held at Manchester’s Rock Over Climbing.

Medal winners

Bouldering doesn’t involve ropes or heights, but does depend on great skill to solve a wall’s “problems”.

Boy bouldering

Three pupils took home medals after climbing the right routes:

  • Sam Lavender, gold (KS3 boys)
  • Nick Dow, bronze (KS3 boys)
  • Ellen Downs, bronze (sixth form/FE girls)

Climbing and adventure club

Climbing coach Mr Mike Pinder’s climbing and adventure club forms part of our “outstanding” (Independent Schools Inspectorate) co-curricular provision.

Climbing club

Climbing club

 A vice chair of Mountain Training England, Mr Pinder is one of many specialist staff members who help pupils discover life-long passions.

See our extracurricular pages for full listings of our senior school co-curricular activities.

Potholing in the Peak District

Earlier in March, Mr Pinder took adventurers below the Peak District on a fantastic five-hour potholing trip.

Cavers on a drinks break

The trip took the team scrambling, swimming and squeezing through 10 miles of usually out-of-bounds caves.

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