Anthony Rixon and Cadence Manfield.
Anthony Rixon and Cadence Manfield. Sean Teuma

Don't delay, it's time to belay this school holidays

SCHOOL holidays can often mean the struggle to get the kids outdoors and involved in physical exercise.

WIRAC has provided the opportunity for kids to engage in rock climbing over the break, with the rock wall opened on specified days.

Anthony Rixon has been a qualified instructor for two years, and said the opportunity for people to engage in climbing in Warwick was great for the community.

"The challenge of rock climbing got me into it, and it's not something you see a lot of in Warwick,” Rixon said.

"We're fortunate for the centre to have received the funding for the rock wall.”

Rixon said the foundations of wanting to rock climb were instilled in children, and the rock wall provided a comfort- able environment to do so.

"It's very natural for kids to explore and climb, and here they can do it in a safe environment,” he said.

"As an instructor, it is a good opportunity to connect with the kids.

"Some struggle with heights, so it's great to see them push past their fears and prove to themselves they can do it.”

The next rock wall session at WIRAC is tomorrow from 10.30am-noon. A sessions costs $5, with a swim included in the price.



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