7th Grade Atoms say Yes to a new Adventure

Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade PBL students participated in a high and low ropes course challenge as part of their experiential learning field trip at Orenda Springs.

Monday, November 1st, 2021Earlier this week, Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade Project Based Learning (PBL) students soared to new heights physically and mentally during their Experiential Learning field trip to Orenda Springs.

The focus of this field trip was to allow for the students to build trust within themselves and their fellow classmates through trust exercises using both the high and low ropes courses. Both courses were not only physically challenging, but mentally as well which allowed the students to work on building trust with themselves and their fellow classmates.

In the Low Ropes courses, it tested the Atoms problem solving, organization and creative thinking skills, along with their patience, as it required the full cooperation and participation from all the PBL students.

The High Ropes course allowed for the students to step outside of their comfort zone and to overcome their fears. This course is unique in the sense that the 'high' heights vary along the challenge. In addition to working on overcoming their fears, Atoms learned the importance of supporting their teammates, enhancing their problem solving skills, trusting one another, clear communication, and the responsibility for not only their actions but others, as well.

The field trip to Orenda Springs was a great opportunity for all the students to practice their creative thinking skills, all while exploring and enhancing their leadership and problem solving skills.

Click here to visit our Facebook album title, 6th & 7th Grade PBL Field Trip to Orenda Springs,” to view more pictures from this Experiential Learning field trip.


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