Marchus Field Trip to Diablo Rock Gym
Recently, Floyd Marchus Counseling and Education Program headed to Diablo Rock Gym. The middle and secondary school students, who are in the program for their special education needs, were brought in as an extension of their Life Skills curriculum and PE. The students learned a number of skills through their trip to the climbing gym.
Through the belay test and belay duty, the students learned awareness, personal responsibility, and having supportive, helpful attitudes. Belaying also taught the students trust and to be trustworthy. The physical challenges of the sport helped each student as the gym challenges people at any ability level. The equality of the challenge of climbing fostered a feeling of community. Everyone was challenged whether they completed a difficult move or climbed to the top of the wall. The fears of height and failure involved in climbing encouraged the students to get over their fears and take “just one more step.” The Marchus field trip was a great experience for the students. They got an awesome chance to learn a lot about themselves, their peers, and grow within the program. We hope to see them again at Diablo Rock!
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