13th February 2002




Staff and students from the University of Lincoln will be teaching sixth-formers to abseil for charity this afternoon.


The Outdoor Recreation team based at Riseholme campus will be joining forces with Lincoln Christ’s Hospital students and the Lincoln Fire Service to help the school raise money for charity.


Practical instructor Geoff Banks and university students will be giving the sixth-formers practical instruction on how to abseil using the correct equipment and safety techniques at the Lincoln fire tower in South Park. 


“We support a lot of schools and colleges,” said Robin Wright a lecturer in Outdoor Recreation.  “We hold a special licence to allow us to teach outdoor subjects such as abseiling and rafting.”


The Riseholme team were recently at the Lincoln Minster School teaching canoeing and at Boston College where they supported uniformed services in rafting and canoeing.


“We always aim to make the events an enjoyable experience and hope they inspire local students to practise outdoor recreation either as a hobby or as a degree subject,” says Robin.  “We will be going to Christ Hospital School later this year to give a talk on the courses available at Riseholme.”


The abseil will take place at 2.30pm today (Wednesday) at the South Park Fire Tower.


For further information on Outdoor Recreation courses visit the university website: www.lincoln.ac.uk




For more information contact: Anna Godley, Press Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: agodley@lincoln.ac.uk


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