The Essex Valley School Physical Education department has an exciting new addition to their program! They recently added a 20-foot-high state-of-the-art rock climbing wall in the gymnasium! The rock climbing wall features four different routes of varying difficulty, and an auto-belay system. This allows one teacher to safely monitor up to four students at a time. Donning a safety harness and helmet, students can climb nearly to the ceiling of the gymnasium on a route of their choosing, developing their technique from novice to expert. This unique and challenging experience is sure to encourage some fun and healthy competition, while students also get a great workout!