Students studying their Award in Personal Effectiveness (AOPE) have been improving their climbing skills at Exeter Quay Climbing Centre. This gives the students the chance to develop their social skills and learn how to review and improve on things over an extended period of time, all round increasing their independence and confidence. Tammy, the course instructor, has been very impressed with the students and thinks that after 10 weeks they could achieve a Level 4+ climbing level.

Before the course started student Luka commented, “I have climbed before, but this time I think I can improve on my skills”. Now a few weeks into the course students have already mastered belaying, tying in and the crucial figure of eight knot.