(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.)
I may have written a bit about this last year, too. Our team-building outdoor adventure field trip happens this time of year, and yesterday, we took our sixth graders to an all-day outdoor space, with the highlight for many being the high ropes course.
Watching from the ground, with the deep blue sky above, is always an interesting perspective.
What you can’t hear are is the soundtrack of all the students not on the wires, shouting out encouragement and advice. That’s as wonderful as watching kids counter their fears of the course by completing it.
Peace (in the skyline),
My 6 & 5 year old children did a little kids version of this over the Summer. It does take some fear conquering (unless you are a 5 year old boy, apparently!) It’s a very empowering experience!
Lovely post. There’s a lesson here to learn about those in the sky and those on the ground.
Wow, Kevin, that is amazing! I’m so glad your sixth graders can participate in this unique challenge. The encouraging words are music to our ears, through your slice of life. Thanks!
Sometimes encouragement from peers is just what is needed! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful pictures! I bet this was a wonderful experience for the students and onlookers.