L.B. Pearson High School students “climb” the walls!
The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA), with the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ontario Government, is providing funding for 260 high school across the province to initiate a new sport or physical activity program into their school. These “Try Day” programs are intended to introduce young people in high school to non-traditional sports or physical activities that may attract students who previously have not participated. A minimum of sixty Grade 9 students must have access to the program during the year to receive this funding.
Schools had the opportunity to apply knowing a new physical activity could be tried out by the school and it would also increase physical activity for Grade 9 students.
L.B. Pearson High School in Burlington applied for the grant and chose to try out a rock climbing week. “Escarpment Outdoor Adventures”, an outside company came to the school and set up climbing walls, ropes from the ceiling, a zip line and rope hoists. It was a four-day program and L.B. Pearson High School students thoroughly enjoyed it!