Climbing is more than just great fun!
Climbing can offer a stimulating alternative to conventional school sports as well as helping to fulfil National Curriculum requirements.
As an adventure activity, it quickly captures students’ interest, while raising self esteem, building confidence and helping them to develop teamwork and social interaction skills. Equally suitable for mainstream or students with special educational needs and adaptable to all fitness levels, climbing can be a passport to releasing your students’ potential.
We are here to help you
Redpoint is currently the ONLY dedicated indoor climbing centre in the West Midlands to be licenced by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (Reg no. L11108/R2134)
Our management team have a background and vast experience in mainstream and special education and can tailor sessions and courses to meet your needs. Redpoint’s Education Co-ordinator, Paula Minal, is a keen climber with over twenty years’ experience of working with students in school and on both indoor and outdoor courses.
We know that school trips require a lot of paperwork and we are here to help - we provide full risk assessments covering both the facility and the activities at the centre. We can offer help for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVC), with pro-forma documentation as well as skills sheets and information packs for school visits tailored to fit any school curriculum.
Schools may also want to take part in the new NICAS climbing scheme. NICAS is the first ever Nationally Accredited Indoor Climbing Award Scheme and Redpoint is the Primary Centre for the West Midlands.
NICAS is now recognised and accepted by the leading Examination Boards of the UK for fulfillment of the GCSE syllabus.
As members of The Association of British Climbing Walls and associate members of the British Mountaineering Council, we work strictly to NGB guidelines and follow best practice with a safety record that is second to none. All Redpoint Instructional Staff are qualified First Aiders and have current CRB checks.
Our group lessons are carefully structured to take students through warming up and understanding safety to the necessary ropework skills and climbing techniques, encouraging students to set targets and achieve physically and mentally in a safe, supportive environment.
A fantastic range of climbing areas with all sorts of different angles and varying degrees of difficulty, make the centre an ideal venue for all your school trips and educational requirements from curriculum based climbing courses and sessions, to after-school clubs, reward trips and summer playschemes.
Groups can contain anywhere from 4 to 80 children and can be adapted to the needs of all age groups from around age 5 upwards. We provide enough instructors per child to make sure that everyone is given the attention and encouragement they need. Our staff are friendly, professional and experienced at communicating with their groups; working equally well with students of all abilities and levels of confidence to ensure that everyone gets the most from their experience.
Climbing activities are suitable for students with a variety of special educational needs. We have a wealth of experience in SEN and are very happy to work with students of every ability.
Redpoint has disabled access as well as separate disabled toilet facilities.
Redpoint offers discounted rates to schools and groups, contact us a call for a quote. Instructor:student ratios are recommended as being a maximum of 1:8 with a preferred ratio of 1:6 or 1:4 to ensure maximum interest and participation. Sessions can be booked from one hour to any duration in half hour increments, all equipment is included.
Schools and groups may wish to take advantage of our account facilities. Redpoint is owned and operated by Birmingham Climbing Wall Ltd who are service providers approved by Birmingham City and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. We are able to invoice schools and groups to help with cashflow logistics.
If your school has access to an SPA or CWA qualified instructor you are welcome to bring a group of your own for just £5 per head, once we have received copies of the relevant paperwork. We will need to take copies of your NGB award, your current insurance and your current First Aid certificate. Visits must be pre-booked in advance.
There is a café area selling a range of sandwiches, healthy snacks, fruit, home-made cakes, fruit juices, water and hot beverages. A comfortable seating area is provided and customers are more than welcome to bring their own food and drinks. Schools and groups are also offered free use of one of our Group Rooms to use a classroom, lunch area or kitting up area.
Bookings and further information
To book a session or to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly and professional staff, please call 0121 359 1777 or email us via our contact page.
BOOKING CONFIRMATION AND INFO PACK
If you have booked a group session at Redpoint, please follow this link to email your confirmation of the booking, please include your name and contact telephone number, as well as the date, time and whether you need a group room: Click HERE
Click here to download our Group Booking information pack
Group bookings incur a 50% deposit, unless invoicing arrangements have been made in advance. Final payment (less deposit) is due the day of your booking. Please try to give as much notice as possible of any changes to your booking. Deposits will only be refunded in full with one week’s notice of cancellation. Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance will be entitled to a refund of half of the deposit, with the option to apply your deposit to a later booking, at our discretion. If bookings are cancelled within 72 hours of the booking date, we reserve the right to retain your deposit.