A Degree of High Adventure

Adventure Sports Degree students ran a High Ropes sessions for a school group as part of their qualification to become instructors.

Degree Course Manager, Simon Nortcliffe commented, “we have all the facilities and equipment of a major outdoor centre; this is just one of the ways we make our students more employable. Our academic programme complements the practical programme, we have all the coaching qualifications built into the practical’s as well such as Mountain Leader, British Canoe Union Coaching 1 and 2, Single Pitch and Climbing Wall Award are offered each term with up to a 60% discount. The High Ropes sign off is a free course we offer.”

Judging by the smiles, laughter and the odd scream the visiting school group enjoyed it as much as the Degree Student Instructors, who appreciate that this may well lead onto paid work with Reaseheath.

“We don’t offer everyone a part time job,” confirmed Simon, “but virtually everyone being assessed to work on the High Ropes course today has done paid work for Reaseheath and this extra course will give them even more opportunities.”