a climbing wall in your school?
promotes balance and coordination
learn how to use their bodies with coordinated movements to reach their personal
goal. Strength and height does not play a key
role in climbing. Small, light weight students often have the advantage of
a better strength to weight ratio for climbing.
allows all students to
participate at their own levels
who are normally not active in P.E. have been known to excel
on climbing walls. Physically or developmentally disabled students can also
participate on equal ground as able-bodied students. Climbers compete against
themselves to achieve different goals.
building and communication skills
will discover that by working together they can help each other climb better.
Students not on the wall can see possible movements easier than the climber
on the wall. This information is then only helpful to the climber if it is
effectivly communicated. Students will learn to give precise directions describing
the next move.
promotes emotional control and problem solving
route is a new puzzle to be solved. Students develop enhanced problem solving
skills by learning to think out their moves beforehand. Climbers will perform
better on the wall if they learn to properly analyze the situation from off
the wall. After finding a feasible solution, climbers need to be able to alter
their plan during execution. Students must also demonstrate emotional control
to complete their climb. Tense emotions impede the necessary thought process,
forcing climbers to relax to regain control.
wall are custom built
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