Have you heard of those fancy retreats with team-building exercises and self-actualization physical challenges?
Bedford Central School Dstrict students get the same benefit with a local field trip to the exceptional Ropes Course at Fox Lane Middle School. This is an obstacle course that is so much more. The Ropes Course is a unique, nature-embracing asset for all seven schools in the district.
The fifth grade class at West Patent Elementary School is bound to be a tight-knit, convivial group after its visit to the Ropes Course. They kicked off the school year by cooperatively surmounting challenges on levels ranging from 2 feet off the ground to 130 feet up in the tree tops.
In the midst of the clambering, hoisting and balancing, they learned to push themselves and work with classmates with patience and perseverance. It’s a favorite field trip for students, teachers and chaperone parents.