Marpool pupils persevere through rock climing challenge

PUBLISHED: 06:30 10 December 2017

Pupils from Marpool Primary School have taken part in a regional rock-climbing challenge

Pupils from Marpool Primary School have taken part in a regional rock-climbing challenge


Pupils from Marpool Primary School took part in a regional rock-climbing contest

Pupils from an Exmouth primary school have in a regional rock-climbing contest.

Some six pupils from Marpool Primary School took part in the inter-schools climbing competition at ‘Rock and Rapid’ in South Molton.

The contest involved two disciplines – top-rope climbing and bouldering.

Top-rope climbing involves climing rocks while being attached by rope to the top of the structure while bouldering is a stripped-down version of the sport where there are no ropes or harnesses.

Each pupil had three top-rope climbs and three boulder problems to complete.

A spokesperson for the school said: “The pupils did very well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Furthermore, the children showed great perseverance and courage.

“Well done to Rocca and Lacey from Year six, Rhys Lawes (Year five), Taylor (Year four), and Year three pupils Jonny and Keira.”

Other News Stories

An Exmouth fish shop has made the shortlist for a prestigious national award – but whether it wins could depend on your vote.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:20

Staff at the Exmouth branch of Specsavers wore hats and raised more than £200 for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:54

A short film has been released to celebrate the end of eight months restoring the 2,500-year-old Woodbury Castle Iron Age hill fort.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:51

Llamas Ollie, 13, and 15-year-old Golly paid a visit to residents at an Exmouth care home for some animal therapy.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

The dad of an Exmouth teen whose moped was trashed and dumped in a stream has been ‘amazed’ by the kindness of strangers who have helped to buy him a new bike.

Read more
Thu, 15:22

Have a look at all the pictures our readers have been sharing with us of Exmouth in the sunshine.

Read more
Thu, 13:20

People in Budleigh surprised by loud noises which sounded like fireworks late last night were actually hearing the sound of MoD gunfire.

Read more
Thu, 12:00

A bid to save a pair of iconic Exmouth seafront sites for future generations has been dealt a blow by town councillors.

Read more
Thu, 08:00

Model dinosaurs being stolen, women vomiting over the sea wall and ‘boy racers’ crashing their cars – who would live in a town like this?

Read more
Wed, 17:24

Festival fever is in the pipeline for Exmouth as businesses back two free live music events.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather



max temp: 17°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications