I've been taking a wee group of pupils from my school to our local wall. Next week is our last session but I'd like to do a follow up in class where we can watch some climbing films to give them an idea of what climbing has to offer.
I'm clueless on this as I don't really watch such things. Can anyone suggest some viewing suitable for 13/14 year olds just dipping a toe in the water of climbing?
I suppose I'm looking for stuff that won't require too much knowledge, isn't too long (5-15mins) and that shows people having fun doing different types of climbing.
What about Seafever? It's short and snappy at 210 minutes and I think hearing Steve Findlay and Pat Littlejohn lament about the clean-hand gang will really appeal to that age group especially if they are new to the sport
How about some videos featuring Ashima Shiraishi?
You could pick out films of her climbing when she was a similar age to the kids in your class, which would also help break any preconceptions that climbing is only for white males.
She's featured in one of the the Reel Rock films (11 according to Wikipedia) but it might just be easier to build up a playlist from many of the shorter videos about her available on YouTube.
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