Thanks to the support and generosity of parents and staff, students at Lycée Louis Pasteur, Calgary’s International French School, are enjoying a new climbing wall.
Every student from 3 years old to Grade 12 attending the school will have an opportunity use the climbing wall under the watchful eye of trained staff.
“Climbing develops many skills,” explains Jonathan Bateman, Operations Manager at Lycée Louis Pasteur. “While climbing, some students will fight their fear of heights or falling. Others will develop balance, hand-eye coordination and overall body strength. Students will also learn about safety and develop their communications skills when they learn how to belay or speak with the person on the ground.”
The wall’s design creatively incorporates both the Canadian and French flags and is a reminder of the strong relationship between these two countries within the school.
Lycée Louis Pasteur is one of a select group of schools in Calgary offering an in-house climbing wall. Climbing for all students is but one of the many unique aspects of the Lycée curriculum.
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