Year nine John Kyrle High School students completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award spent the day last week challenging themselves rock climbing. 

64 students took on climbing walls up to 11m high at Warhouse Climbing centre in Gloucester. 

Activities included the range of climbing walls, bouldering, a 10m high vertical ladder climb, a digital bouldering wall that tested agility and indoor caving. 

Teachers at the school said it was great to see students throw themselves into things and to hear them supporting each other along the way. 

Some students were daunted by the height of the walls and difficult routes but were encouraged by their peers.

The group are taking on challenges and walks working on their skills ahead of their expedition in the summer term.