Volcano offers both free and very affordable activities for young people of all ages. These range from creative movement and theatre classes through to fancy dress and story workshops - as well as a number of festivals. We currently provide a very well-used boulder for little kids to climb but would love to supplement this with a purpose-built climbing 'cave' with four multi-angled walls and ropes.
The marvellous people at SwansAid gave us a grant for a climbing boulder and some wall climbing panels but we have spoken to experts and would like to use local builders and clmibing experts to create a fantastic purpose-built climbing 'cave' within the Volcano building at Swansea.
This climbing 'cave' will provide a safe, fun place for young people to develop and build their strength, balance and co-ordination...all the things we see in Volcano performers. Climbing is a great way to improve stamina as well as strengthening the core muscles across different muscle groups. For young children, climbing can be a crucial way of improving motor skills and basic movement. It also promotes flexibility and coordination. Kids can set and achieve their own targets.