Waupaca County News: A climbing wall at the Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness & Aquatic Center has been turned into a learning experience for students of all ages.
“The last two years, we had introduced the climbing wall in physical education classes at all levels of the school district,” center director Tim Welch said.
It only seemed natural to add it to the summer school curriculum and Welch said it has been a big hit.
“Climbing is called a Challenge by Choice activity,” he said. “This means students make their own choices how far and high to climb. This way, climbing becomes an individual fun activity not based on fear, but based on what they can do physically and what they feel comfortable doing.”
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Ahnna Check, 8. “I was a little scared at first, but I love it now.”
“It’s much harder than I thought, but I like the challenge,” third-grader Korz Loken said. “Everyone should give it a try. It’s something new and fun to do.”
“I finally made it to the top,” added Jayden Ridge, 7.