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Discover new heights as you climb high into the sky.

Climbing Tower

Recommended Staff : Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 4
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student ratio during the delivery of any lesson)

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With harnesses and helmets correctly fitted students are encouraged to extend their comfort zones by climbing up and down 5 different rock climbing walls. Each wall offers a variety of challenges where students will be required to understand how to move and use their body to achieve their goal.

To ensure the safety of every climber, students will also be required to either assist staff, or, peers where appropriate, to safely belay those accepting the challenge of the climbing tower.

Climbing Tower

Whether you climb 1m, half way or all the way to the 7.5m summit, participation and challenging yourself to have a go indicates success on the Climbing Tower. If you make it to the top you will have 3 choices to return back to Planet Earth.  You can ......

  1. Walk back down the wall on your climbing rope (Abseiling)
  2. Jump off the top of the tower and float down while attached to our QuickFlight
  3. Fly through the air on our longest Flying Fox


...... but don't forget to enjoy the view before descending.

Minimum time allocation: 90min

Curriculum learning focus:

  • HPE – Movement and physical activity: Moving the body, learning through movement
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience

2018 - Climbing Tower established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre


Climbing Tower Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

Acknowledgment to Country

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional Owners of the country we work on and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge the deep knowledge systems and the amazing ability of first nations peoples to pass that knowledge through generations, as incredible teachers themselves. 

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