Moray youngsters climbing new heights in outdoor activities

Pupils set to test their new skills at Cummingston

Moray outdoor activity groups have teamed up to deliver new climbing activities for young people in the region.

On Saturday Outfit Moray and Active Schools Moray worked in tandem to deliver their latest climbing sessions at Cummingston.  That was the culmination of an initial session involving 12 local children who were given the chance to use the Army climbing facility at Kinloss Barracks.

A spokeswoman for Active Schools Moray said: “The final session was on the rocks at Cummingston which are popular with groups from around the country as a perfect training venue for climbing – it was both challenging for the young people taking part as well as very highly enjoyable.

“We are looking to continue this partnership to offer tasters of more challenging adventurous activities to children across Moray.”

Active Schools have also been working throughout the last term with Gordonstoun’s Iona Laing and Steve Carter to give 12 children from St Gerardine Primary in Lossiemouth introductory climbing session.

In addition Active Schools are working with the Speyside Community Centre climbing wall team in Aberlour to deliver lessons over Easter holidays.

The Speyside Climb wall is now open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and is part of Moray Councils’ ‘Fitlife’ scheme.

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