Fourteen parkour/freerunning club regulars from Year 7 and Year 8 were invited to Airborn Academy, a state-of-the-art urban sports facility in Liverpool, in May 2018 to receive high-quality coaching using specialist equipment and to show off the skills they have been practising and developing throughout the year.
The session started with a parkour-designed warm-up and then moved on to some basics, traversing over a form of cover using a variety of different jumps, flips and landings. The moves became increasingly difficult because each one required more flair and speed. Naturally the students rose to the challenge and completed them with confidence.
Next up was the climbing element. The students excelled at this, demonstrating their agility and strength in climbing a wall, jumping over a cover and then balancing over a beam to finish with a jump and roll.
The students then worked on jumping off a ledge and landing. Those eager for an additional level of challenge could increase the height and land in the foam pit. Some students wanted to go the extra mile, displaying their ability to flip, roll and spin after the jump.