Monday 21 November

West Buckland Climbers Reach the Peak

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West Buckland regained overall top spot in the  inter-school climbing competition, held at Rock and Rapid in South Molton on Sunday 20th November, a title they have won for several years but lost out last year.

Our twenty-two strong team, consisting of five children in the Prep school and 17 from the Senior school, performed strongly, maintaining the school’s impressive heritage of climbing, having previously produced five members of the GB climbing team.

There were some outstanding individual achievements, with Anna Wilson winning the girls’ year 7-9 group, with Erin Huxley coming second.  Zac Hall achieved a creditable third int eh boys’ years 7-9 group.

In the senior category, Rosie Higgs and Jemma Elliott came a respective second and third, beaten only by the current number five in the country!

The climbing club has become an increasingly popular element of our very active Outdoor Learning department.