Wednesday 27th January saw the first use of a brand new climbing facility at Dean Close School. The Traverse Wall will enable cadets and pupils to learn and practise their climbing techniques in all weathers and will significantly develop the adventurous training facilities at the School.

The wall was partly funded by the J Davy foundation, in recognition of the support that the School and CCF has given to All Saints Academy and Lakers School, as part of the Cadet Expansion Program. The CEP is a government lead initiative to develop more CCF opportunities in schools. Cadet Alex Green expressed his delight to use the facility for the first time, while 2nd Lieutenant Caz Hatchel said; “It is a great use of space and a really great development.”