Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Nexus Community, The Chiltern Pools, Bensheim Way, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AH

Contact: 01494 721112

Website: http://www.nexuscommunity.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=c_pages.showPage&pageID=63

Description

The Climb has been providing Climbing activities at its indoor wall for 13 years, We are operated by Nexus Community who provide leisure facilities on behalf of the local councils. The Climb falls under Chiltern District Council. We have provided bespoke courses and activities to many schools in the region, ranging from one-off fun sessions to GCSE and A-Level training and assessments.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Indoor Rock Climbing is one of a select group of activities which helps the individual to develop ‘life skills’. Team working, Trust, Confidence Building, Co-ordination, Spatial Awareness and Determination are all key skills which participants are required to develop to be successful at the sport. Due to its reliance on these ‘life skills’, it truly is an activity which is open to all, success is very much down to the individuals ability to carry out these skills in a practical situation. From our experiences here at The Climb, some of the greatest development has come from those participants who are often regarded as ‘less sporty’ or ‘lacking confidence’.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

At The Climb, All groups are treated as individual clients. We aim to tailor all our sessions to meet the requirements of the group. Working with the school to establish a basic framework, we can adjust our session times, sizes, and content to ensure all needs are catered for in the allocated time frames. Does your school have any specific requirements, if so, let us know, we will endeavour to provide the service you require.

What size groups do they cater for?

Current maximum group sizes are limited to 12 persons. This number suits our facility well, it ensure a maximum Pupil / Student ratio of 6:1. It also ensures all participants are kept busy, active and occupied for the whole session allocation.

All participants must be over the age of 5 years.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We can provide all our client schools with any supporting information required, we regularly provide; certificates of achievement, GCSE grading tables for both individuals and groups, Supporting letters to moderators, Session plans and course content materials.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

We are happy to allow any photography, provided a permission form is completed and any photos or filming does not conflict with our ‘Child and Vulnerable Adult protection policy’. Your instructors on duty will be able to advice you on the content of the policy.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

A full set of risk assessments can be sent to the client as and when requested. We are happy to work with any schools / teachers to ensure all local authority, board of directors or governing body paperwork is completed as required.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Please use our contact details above to speak to the management of The Climb or any member of the instructional staff.

What does it cost?

A simple pricing structure operates at The Climb:

• Groups of up to 6 participants = £27.00 per hour.

• Groups of up to 12 participants = £54.00 per hour.

• All prices include instructor hire ( 6:1 ratio ) and equipment hire.

Is specific clothing required?

It is recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing which does not restrict movement. Clean trainers are requested. Ideally the clothing should cover the areas where the equipment may rub i.e. waist, top of the thigh.

It is further advised that participants remove any jewellery and valuables.

Do you have first aid on site?

As part of a leisure facility, Qualified first aider’s are always on site. Evidence of qualifications can be given on request.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

On site we have a variety of vending machines; hot and cold drinks, snack foods are available.

We are also within a couple of minutes stroll from catering facilities in the town of Amersham.

Are there disabled facilities?

Disabled access and changing facilities are provided.

Climbing activities are possible for disabled clients, however due to the nature of climbing and the design of the facility, it is recommended that your school sends a representative to consult with the Climbing centre management the possibilities.

For further information on our facility and other leisure facilities provided by Nexus Community visit www.nexuscommunity.org.


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Climbing Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Leisure Centres Personal Development-Mentoring Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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