Feel the fear

Accompanied by Classics teacher Mrs Claire Webster, a group of 19 girls from L4 to U5 went on a trip to Calshot Activity Centre to try out climbing and velodrome cycling.

These were new experiences for most and it was a shock for some to realise that when riding a velodrome bike you are fixed to the pedals and have no brakes!  Everyone had to put their trust in each other, as the lack of brakes means you need reliable friends to catch you when you want to stop.

Getting to the top of the climbing wall was a huge achievement for many too, trusting in friends at the bottom not to let go of the rope.

The participants hugely enjoyed these new challenges, whilst ‘feeling the fear but doing it anyway’.


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