King's Ely students reach new heights on Spanish climbing trip

PUBLISHED: 16:56 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 07 November 2016

King’s Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.

King's Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.

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King's Ely students reached new heights during a climbing trip to Spain which saw two teams tackle the Calpe, Guadalest and Gandia regions.

King’s Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.King’s Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.

The trip was organised through the Ely Scheme, which offers students the chance to explore and learn through outdoor education.

Sophie Cheng, director of outdoor education at King’s Ely, said: “The trip to Spain was part of our Level 3 climbing club structure, where pupils can learn how to become a competent climber over a series of trips throughout each of the levels.

King’s Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.King’s Ely students on their climbing trip to Spain.

“The style of climbing was specifically sport climbing; lead climbing with pre-placed bolts.”

The aim of the scheme is to “develop each individual student through outdoor education and adventurous activity, concentrating on eight major elements: personal skills, self-confidence, teamwork, leadership skills, social and environmental awareness, problem solving, ability to cope with difficult situations and healthy respect for nature and the outdoors.”

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