Boulder Opening Ceremony

We were joined by Cllr Stuart Martin on the 19th October to officially open our amazing boulder!

Making best use of some of the PE and Sport Premium grant is a high priority at Skelton Newby Hall.  After listening to the views of the children and undertaking research into children’s physical development, the boulder was installed. 

Much of the time we use our lower bodies and therefore we wanted something that would allow the children to use their upper bodies.  This also strengthens the muscular structure needed for handwriting.  In addition to this, we were aware that although the children had opportunity to climb, run and jump, there were less opportunities for risk taking and problem solving.  The boulder is designed with routes of varying challenge and direction, which allows access to all and challenge to the most adept. 

Cllr Martin was then given a tour of the school by the elected school council.