2013 Funded Project: Race You to the Top: Partner Climbing at Zeh
Granted: One Dangle Duo Climbing Ladder
Summary Description: Physical Education class in the 21st century is about learning life long skills of cooperation, personal challenge and physical fitness. “Race You to the Top” introduces our students to the Dangle Duo, a high element partner climb. Partners must collaborate and communicate in order to reach the top of a vertical, moving ladder. Partners negotiate the 20 foot climb by setting a common goal for height and communicating on how to reach it. High levels of trust are built through this process as students work together to attain the agreed upon level. Additional trust activities were introduced to the students through preliminary team building and low level elements, building the skills necessary to climb the Dangle Duo.