If you’ve got an unused outside wall, then why not put it to good use by installing traverse walls.
Outdoor traverse walls for schools have become increasingly popular globally and especially within the UK. This is essentially due to the benefits that climbing offers combined with the low risk involved. Climbing teaches good body movement and sharpens sequential problem-solving skills whilst promoting the development and use of good judgement.
The construction of bouldering and climbing walls should meet the requirements of the standards EN 12572:1 and 2. Schools considering installing climbing walls will find the guidance offered in the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) Climbing Wall Manual useful.Request A Free Consultation
Featured Case Study
Outdoor Classroom – Manchester
Sportsafe had worked with All Saints Primary School on two other projects in the previous 12 months – one nursery makeover and one KS2 Trim Trail and surfacing project. We were delighted to be chosen to work with them again on this project.Find Out More
What are the benefits of having outdoor Traverse Walls?
Adding a high-quality, engaging and problem-solving traverse or climbing wall to your playground is a fantastic way to encourage children to exercise in different and unique ways, which come with a wide range of benefits including:
- Improves spatial and directional awareness
- Increased working memory capacity
- Boosting physical skills such as balance, coordination and agility
- Helps with problem-solving
- Boosts individuals’ moods
- Exercise can help lead to improvement in academic performance
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