Sport and Exercise Science students took to the walls at West View Climbing and Leisure Centre in Preston, as part of their sports coaching assignment.

Since the London Olympics in 2012, there has been a push to encourage more people to take part in sport and to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form wholeheartedly embraces this Olympic legacy, through its wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities, its Sport Academies, and of course, in its sports courses: Sport, PE, and Sport and Exercise Science.

As part of their studies, the Sport and Exercise students recently travelled to Preston to visit the West View Climbing and Leisure Centre, a dedicated climbing gym owned by Preston City Council. The event was part of the students’ Sports Coaching assignment, and was greatly enjoyed by everyone attending.

The students were shown the basics of how to put on and tighten a climbing harness, how to do the required rope knots and then how to keep the rope tight as they climbed the wall. They were able to progress to an intermediate wall and are now looking forward to the follow-up assessment.