As adventure activities, climbing, caving or high ropes quickly capture young people’s interest, whilst raising self esteem, building confidence and helping them to develop teamwork and social interaction skills. Our activities are equally suitable for mainstream students or for those with special educational needs and they are adaptable to all fitness levels. Our activities can be a passport to releasing potential.
Our activities can offer a stimulating alternative to conventional school sports as well as helping to fulfil National Curriculum requirements. We welcome all size of school groups here at XC. If you are looking for a package of different activities for School excursions or reward trips we would be happy to look at a variety of options, with or without our popular food choices.
If you are looking at purely recreational climbing or would prefer to look at options to enhance your PE Curriculum we can cater for all abilities. Our fully-qualified instructors are happy to provide either taster experiences or if you prefer to consider working towards an accreditation, we are happy to discuss the NICAS scheme (National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme). The NICAS scheme is perfect for a group wishing to visit us over a period of weeks and looking for something to enhance their curriculum in a fun and challenging environment. Please see further information listed below.
We are also popular with school groups looking to provide challenges to further their students’ development in line with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Some feedback from Lord Williams's School:
'We have been happy to bring a group of 50 students from Lord Williams’s School to the XC to make use of the superb facilities. It is reassuring to be able to use a high-class facility close to our school. Supervision of students is excellent and the booking process is easy and straightforward. It is rewarding to see our students enjoying their time at the XC, developing new skills and tricks and interacting with each other in a positive way. Older students take time to support and encourage the younger ones, building upon the sense of community that underpins our school. We would recommend the XC to other schools and groups.'
Lord Williams’s School, Thame, Oxfordshire
NICAS Scheme Information
NICAS is designed to introduce new and young climbers to climbing on artificial climbing walls in a series of five levels of increasing technical skill and knowledge. The scheme is administered by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT) and is endorsed by the British Mountaineering Council. The scheme aims to accredit achievement in climbing and to provide a structure for development in the sport and focuses on skills, knowledge and safety and requires the gaining of logged experience for completion.
Aims of scheme:
To learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment safely, to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability, to develop risk assessment and management skills in the sport, to develop teamwork and trust with climbing partners, to develop a deeper understanding of the sport, to provide a record of personal achievement and to point the way to future pathways in climbing. NB additional costs may apply.
Please contact us as we would like to tailor your session to your group’s specific needs and to ensure that we provide you with the best possible XC experience.
- Group Booking Risk Assessment Caving
- Group Booking Risk Assessment Climbing
- Group Booking Risk Assessment High Ropes
- Group Booking Risk Assessment Skatepark
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- XC Skatepark Parental Consent
- Terms & Conditions of Hire
- XC Caving Disclaimer Form
- XC Caving Parental Consent Form
- XC High Ropes Disclaimer Form
- XC High Ropes Parental Consent Form
- XC Employers Liability Insurance