Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Duke of Edinburgh: 22 students have been enrolled onto the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. The expedition training, practice and assessment weekends have been booked and are in the diary.

Archery: Archery leaders course takes place weekly for students, staff and members of the community.

Girls snowboarding: Yet another successful ‘Youth Opportunity F’ bid has been granted and has paid for 6 female participants to have snowboard lessons at the snow dome.

BMX racing: After the success of the year 11 options for BMX racing, the opportunity was offered as a year 10 students as part of there PE options and has proved just as successful. Students are learning about the Olympic sport, they are learning about the rules and taking part in races. There will be opportunity for students to watch countries participating in the BMX world championships at the NIA in May as well as watching training session for the Olympics

Premier League Year 7:  Arrangements are being made for a Premier league Expedition In the Peak District National Park. This will include a 7 kilometre walk through the Dovedale and a days climbing at Harborough Rocks.

Year 7 Climbing Club: As part of the wider community cohesion project, 6 places are now being offered to Kingshurst Academy year 7 students. These students will be trained up to a high standard allowing them to become independent climbers. All these students will integrate with the rest of the climbing club developing new friendships.

Smith’s Wood Climbing Club: In order to make the climbing club more inclusive it was decided that the contribution from students would be reduced and the OAA budget used to support the club. The climbing club use the college climbing wall and go to Warwick University once a fortnight. With these new elements the climbing club has gained popularity and numbers have almost doubled.

Year 6 Climbing Club: The year six climbing club has now been running successfully since the start of the 2011 autumn term.

Adult climbing club: There is an opportunity for adults within the college to climb on a Thursday evening. This creates an opportunity for staff to develop there own personal climbing and gain skills that can be passed onto other adults and students.

Working with forest oak and Merstone Schools: Forest Oak and Merstone schools are being given the opportunity to use the climbing wall during college hours on Mondays and Thursdays.