First session for the school climbing team today. It involved a bit of bouldering and a bit of climbing down at the local climbing wall. It surprised me how little fear they showed, next to none. They had bucket loads of enthusiasm which really shone through and drove them to really push themselves.

I find it very enjoyable to be involved in extracurricular activities. The pupils get to relax a bit and you can see them in a different light. You also get a chance to meet parents and have a chat about anything and everything.


More important than any of that sort of thing was that it gave me a chance to wear my new climbing t-shirt.