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Bouldering Triumph

The final round the TCA South West Schools Bouldering League was held on Monday March 11th and we are very proud to announce that the St Mary Redcliffe 6th form team won the Y10-13 Male category in our first year of entry. The league consists of 4 rounds run over 5 months and attracted over 70 students from 12 different schools. In the past the event has been dominated by the local private schools, and the standard this year was reportedly very high, but in the end our team of Laurie Sinclair-Emerson, Jacob Day and Tom Barber came out convincingly ahead of QEH, Bristol Grammar and Bristol Cathedral School, due to a very consistent performance by all three boys. We wish we could claim any credit for this triumph, but the all credit lies with the boys, who took the initiative in approaching us to see if we would support and sponsor their entry.


Rather like our rowing club, which started five years ago now as a student initiative, we very much hope that this is something that can be sustained into future years. Our prize was a free training session at The Climbing Academy for 10 students, which should hopefully give it some momentum. What we hope it shows is that where students want to go for something there is no reason why it shouldn't happen.