A group of Year 5 Pupils from Franche Community Primary School visited Woodfield House to open their new Bouldering Wall facility with Mountain Warehouse CEO Mark Neale.
Woodfield House Outdoor Education Centre, based in the grounds of Wolverley CE Secondary School, is a joint venture between the school and local company A Sporting Chance. Offering a range of activities including bush craft, dry slope skiing, archery, team building games and mountain biking, Woodfield House provides a stimulating environment for young people to broaden their experiences and enhance their learning through outdoor education.
Bryn Thomas, Head teacher at Wolverley CE Secondary School comments, “The unique relationship between the school and A Sporting Chance allows the Woodfield House venture to offer a first class outdoor education experience to local schools and the local community.”
To celebrate the opening of the new Mountain Warehouse store in Kidderminster, the outdoor retailer has teamed up with Woodfield House, providing waterproof clothing for visiting pupils and Woodfield House instructors. Mark Neale, CEO of Mountain Warehouse comments, “We’re very excited to have partnered with Woodfield House and A Sporting Chance to open their new bouldering wall. Being part of local communities is such an important aspect of Mountain Warehouse and so we are pleased to be able to provide both the instructors and visiting kids with the appropriate gear to get outside and enjoy all the delights the Great Outdoors has to offer.”
Gavin Haynes of A Sporting Chance comments, “The bouldering wall is an exciting and welcome addition to the centre. Climbing is one of the few sports that helps to develop a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.”
Leading National Technical expert Joby Davis comments, “I have been delighted to be involved with the evolution of Woodfield House Outdoor Education Centre. Woodfield House brings accessible and high quality facilities - staffed by experienced, qualified Outdoor Professionals. The Bouldering wall is an exciting development, which will give opportunities for young people to try the sport of climbing.”
The facility has already impacted massively in local schools, Franche Community Primary School Deputy Headteacher, Mr Dominic Simpson added “As a school we have already used Woodfield House on several occasions and are lucky to have a facility like this so close to us. Woodfield House has enabled pupils to enjoy areas of the curriculum that are harder to deliver in school whilst developing their confidence and appreciation of Outdoor Education”.