Trust is just one of many qualities being developed in the school’s new Leadership Development class.
In harness and helmet she stood balanced on a cable strung between two 30-foot-tall poles last week, steadying herself with guide ropes and stepping deliberately from one side to the other of Pirate’s Crossing, part of the ropes course. Trust is just one of many qualities being developed in the school’s new Leadership Development class, which teaches students through various exercises performed around the ropes course.
The ropes course is for students that begin tackling the lower areas of the course to get to know each other and learn problem-solving. The higher elements include Pirate’s Crossing, where students work their way from point A to point B, as well as the 25-foot-tall Pamper Pole. Students climb and balance on top of the Pamper Pole before taking a real leap of faith to either swat a suspended ball or to grab onto a trapeze bar before they can be safely lowered to the ground by their classmates. It’s all about self-confidence, teambuilding and synergizing. The goal is to develop and lead students in the right direction.