Matsuyama first SCUSD campus with student climbing wall

e-Connections Post Matsuyama

Matsuyama Elementary School has become the first school in SCUSD to install an indoor, 40-foot transverse rock wall.

Students and parents have been working for two years to raise the funds to add the wall to the physical education program at the Pocket campus.

“Our students did a lot of jogging so they can spend some time climbing!” says Principal Judy Montgomery. “The rock wall will help develop upper body strength, balance, coordination, confidence and team work.”

The wall includes an entire unit of skill development activities and games that develop the body. In addition, there is a language arts component that will support phonemic awareness while moving across the wall.