|The rock school|
I was invited to The Rock School for a 2 hour introductory workshop.
|Rock Climbing Course for kids!|
However after some subtle persuasion by Mummy, I decided to give it a try.
The Rock School is located at Bedok CC. I am quite familiar with the area as I had accompanied my cousin to some dance classes before in the CC.
|The mini rock Wall|
|Rock Guide Intro|
This is where we play some games that require us to have group participation as well as opportunity to ‘scale’ the wall. Mummy was afraid I may resist the group setting, but I was quite involved and actually love the activity. I was the youngest in the class, but that did not deter me from having my share of fun
|Phrase 1 : Warm up|
|Picasso- On the Rocks.|
This is followed up by 3 practice climbs on the walls from one end of the room to the other. Each time, the instructors added more obstacles to challenge our mobility
|Ready to climb!|
|The Starting rock|
I am proud to say I am a Spiderman Wannabe as I managed to stay on the wall for all 3 different sessions
|Spiderman , here i come!|
|Touch the Volcano at the end!|
We were all suited up on harness to prepare for our climb.
The instructors had demonstrated to us what we should do when we were up the wall. They had also taught us how to come down from the wall. However the ‘warnings’ of having my head splatter on the wall should I do it wrongly got me all spooked!
There are 4 targets that have been set out for us. They are the Slope, the hill, the mountain and the peak. Each station depicts how tall we will be scaling. The peak is about a 3 story height.
The next stage was The Hill. I had managed to reach the top, however I was afraid of letting go of the rocks and trusting the ropes during the descent.
As a result, I decided I needed more practice before I proceed any further. Maybe Little Lou can join me in the future and perhaps I would be more confident then.
|Practice Part 2|
|Little Lou having a go as well|
Thanks to The Rock School for this experience. Special thanks to our instructor Fadhil for his engaging tips and attentive guidance to us for this workshop.
|Our Rock Guide- Fadhil|
The rock school
Bedok Community Centre
Tel : 62422106
Weekdays 1pm-10 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Saturdays : 1-am -10 pm
Sunday – Varies, please refer to website
For reservation, do call them or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Climb Workshhop
Class Fees : @30 /pax ($24 for PA members)
Mon or Fri : 4-6pm or 730-930pm
Other courses information are available at www.therockschool.sg
There will be an event hosted by The Rock School on 21-22 July
The Rock Challenge and Carnival 2012 is the first rock climbing competition and carnival for children age 4 and above. There will be fringe events like balloon sculpting, parent-child climbs and shopping booths for parents together with rock climbing activities.
There will be a climbing competition for kids between 7 and 14 years of age. There will be 3 separate categories for the competition. Junior (7-9 years old), Senior (10-12 years old) and Lower Sec (13-14 years old)
Minister in the Prime Minister Office Mr Lim Swee Say will be Guest of Honour for the event
For the rates and prizes, please refer here
|Courtesy of the rock school|
This review was due to an invitation from the rock school. A complimentary workshop were given as part of the review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are of my own.