We are delighted to announce that the Climbing Wall which we have been planning for the inside of the Sports Hall is now fully funded, thanks to some wonderful donations and pledges from parents of both schools. We have now reached our £58,600 target and are in a position to place the order.

The wall will be for the benefit of both St Margaret’s and St Mary’s with a design to suit both beginners and more experienced climbers. Suitable for children aged from 4 years, St Margaret’s pupils will therefore enjoy opportunities to develop key physical skills including strength and flexibility as well as confidence and self-belief.

During the installation, we have the opportunity to fit auto-belays at minimal cost (retro fitting increases the price). Automatic belays take up the slack as a climber ascends the wall and when they reach the top (or fall), it gently lowers them to the ground. The great benefit is that new climbers can learn to love the movement of climbing before they learn the technical skills of belaying.

We are now looking for sponsors for some auto belays. The cost is £2,250 per unit (£1,800 if Gift Aid is claimed). If you would like to contribute or fund the cost of a unit, please see our links below. We would love to offer all of our pupils the chance to embrace this new sporting opportunity and quickly get to grips with the new wall!

We are deeply indebted to those who have already supported this project and we invite you to join us in seeing it through to its completion.

To reflect their wonderful support, all sponsors will have the opportunity to be added to the Tree of Honour which is located inside the Sports Centre.

Please click here to read the Case for Support, here to sponsor an Auto Belay or here to make a donation.

Alternatively contact Gill Cooper at The Calne Foundation Trust (gcooper@calnefoundation.org or Telephone: 01249 857345) if you would like to discuss a contribution.

Click here for more information and to see the proposed design.

Click here to read about our Mobile Climbing Wall event

Click here to see a slideshow from the Mobile Climbing Wall event

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