Mary Helen Guest - Traverse Climbing Wall
School: Mary Helen Guest Elementary
I am requesting funding for a traverse climbing wall to be installed in the gymnasium at Mary Helen Guest Elementary. A traverse climbing wall will contribute to the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of all students. Physical development will be strengthened through increased cardiovascular fitness; enhanced balance, coordination, flexibility; increased muscle strength and endurance; and improved motor planning. Cognitive development will be enhanced through problem-solving, including identifying multiple solutions for challenges; decision-making opportunities; increased focus and concentration; visualization; following directions and safety rules; and goal-setting exercises. Social-emotional development will be fostered through positive risk-taking; increased self-knowledge; self-confidence; enhanced patience, perseverance, courage, willpower, and self-control; meeting challenges; stress management, and leadership development through team-building activities.