schools and non-profit organisations



There are huge benefits to climbing - teaching children responsibility and safety, overcoming fear and the self-achievement and personal satisfaction attained by climbing to the top of our walls.

The school climbing sessions are designed to be motivating and fun, but also educational.

How do the bookings work?                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Over the past year, Creation has tailored training packages for schools for entire terms. These packages include a complete syllabus that regular students can work through. It shows them all the basics required to start climbing, the safety issued involved, and then works through a carefully crafted programme to help the group work together as a team and reach their goals.

We can offer complete courses based upon the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS), or GCSE climbing syllabus for AQA, EDEXCEL or OCR. We also offer one-off sessions for climbing, abseiling, caving, and End of Term Rewards!

We come from a SEN school. Is climbing suitable?                                                                                                                                                                   

We provide regular sessions for several organisations and schools with special needs or behavioural difficulties. If you are unsure give us a call on 0121 449 8000 to speak with our reception team.

How do the sessions run?                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Our instructors work on a maximum ratio of 1:8, though bespoke ratio numbers can be arranged if necessary. The group will not only climb the roped routes, but enjoy bouldering on our low level walls with safety mats. We can also take groups into our indoor caving system if requested.

Students are split up in to set groups, and remain in those groups throughout the course. Instructors use our internal evaluation sheets to monitor each student's performance, focusing each week on their weaker areas to help them meet the exam board's standards.

To fulfil the requirements of the GCSE syllabus you will need to commit to a minimum of six 90 minute sessions. More sessions may be required on top of this dependant on the students' abilities. As a rule though, six sessions should help students achieve at least a Level 3 or more (assessment grading is the same across all exams boards).

How much does it cost                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Our rates for school groups are:

£60* per instructor for the first hour
£30* per instructor for every consecutive hour.

That's a one hour session with a fully qualified instructor and all the safety equipment required for just £7.50, or two hours for just £11.25 per person, if you have a full group of 8 people per instructor.

Group sessions are invoiced based on your requirements, either fully in advance, or after each session. Just let us know how your budget is allocated and we will accommodate your needs.

We will try to accommodate your wishes as closely as possible. To avoid disappointment please contact the centre as soon as possible to arrange your booking.

What's your cancellation policy?                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Cancellation policy : We rota our instructors' hours up to a month in advance, therefore if you have booked an instructor and you don't turn up then we still have to pay that instructor for their time. To this end we require a minimum of 48 hours to move or cancel a booking. If we are not notified of a change to the requested instructors before this period, then we reserve the right to charge for the agreed number of instructors at the time of booking. No show groups without notification will be charged as normal.

*All prices including VAT.