Supporting schools in Hampshire

At Boulder Shack we understand the unparalleled benefits of climbing as a sport, particularly for children and young people.

As well as being an excellent means of building confidence, strengthening hand-eye-coordination and relieving stress, climbing also helps develop communication and listening skills.

That’s why, by allowing pupils to climb here at Boulder Shack, teachers can support their students to achieve more than simply their targeted grades. We are already supporting a number of schools in Hampshire, whether it’s:

  • Pupil reward days
  • Students undertaking a GCSE in P.E.
  • Duke of Edinburgh physical activity assignments
  • Year 7 transition days
  • Introducing pupils to bouldering
  • Training staff to supervise bouldering sessions
  • NICAS-Bouldering qualifications


Our highly structured sessions can be tailored to suit your department’s needs, or we can run our excellent NICAS-Bouldering to Level 5 which can be substituted for GCSE.

Please note: if you would like your students to follow our NICAS-Bouldering scheme, an additional cost of £6 per person for individual logbooks is required; please ask at the time of booking for more information.


Edexcel can be achieved through NICAS-Bouldering.  Students have to demonstrate at least four key skills from a large list. Four of these skills are bouldering only:

  • Ascend a route using assessment and reassessment employing a range of holds and moves.
  • Understanding the grading used for boulder problems.
  • Detailed knowledge of protecting a boulderer (spotting and landing).
  • Ability to demonstrate different climbing techniques.


Group sessions can be booked in at any time of the day. The most popular session time is after school or the final school period of the day.

Group prices vary depending on group size, length, frequency of your sessions and whether your group is completing NICAS-Bouldering.

Call us now or send us a message to find out exactly how we can work with you and your group.

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