The JTYAF is supporting Hampreston First School for the first time this year and was absolutely thrilled to hear that they would be using their award towards an outdoor climbing wall for the children. This is something that John would have whole heartedly supported as he was a keen climber himself and this adds a real poignancy to this award.
The climbing wall will provide the pupils at Hampreston with another dimension to their outdoor activities. Climbing is a total body exercise which will bring many physical benefits for the children, improving strength, agility, endurance and flexibility together with balance, and eye and body co-ordination. Above all it is fun!
We hope that the new climbing wall may inspire some of the children to take up the sport and who knows maybe one day we'll see one of them on top of the world.