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Primary School Climbing Competition 2023

Last week, students from the eight Wickersley Partnership Trust Primary Schools went head-to-head at the WPT Primary Schools Climbing Competition 2023.

The competition took place at Thrybergh Academy’s bouldering room, which has a large section of climbing wall with different angles and an additional speed climb wall.

Four students from each school were selected to form a team and represent their school at the competition, which took the form of a bouldering competition and speed climbing competition.

The participants had 9 marked climbing challenges of different difficulty levels to attempt, which were set out and marshalled by the WPT Sports Coordinators.

The aim was to complete the trials in the least number of attempts – the fewer tries, the more points earned for their team. 

There was also a roped speed climb challenge – whoever completed it in the fastest time won. Prizes and medals were allocated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as an overall trophy for the highest scoring team.

Competition Leaderboard and Winners: 

The overall winning school, taking away the trophy with a total score of 286 points was Thrybergh Primary School.

Individual competition results as follows:

Bouldering Competition


1st Millie – Rawmarsh Ashwood     

2nd Alisha – Thrybergh Primary    

3rd Skye – Thrybergh and Alyssa –  Ashwood (tied on points)


1st Hudson – Thrybergh Academy

2nd Oliver Clough – Aston Hall 

3rd Kane – Thrybergh Primary        

Speed Climbing Competition


1st Hudson – Thrybergh Primary     

2nd Oliver Clough – Aston Hall

3rd Archie – Brinsworth Whitehill                                             


1st  Francisse Bindanda – Aston Lodge  

2nd  Maia Froggatt   – Aston Hall

3rd  Laila- Mai White – Brinsworth Whitehill

David Bloor, WPT Outdoor Education Coordinator, said: “It is felt that this style of climbing competition is best as it increases competitor participation. The competition is designed to allow us for as much competitor participation as possible. It is very much supposed to be about fun and raising the profile of climbing as a sport for students with little or no climbing experience or specialist gear.”


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