P.E. instructor Troy Ralls of Melillo Middle School shows his grit on the climbing wall.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students will literally be "climbing the walls" at Pasadena ISD middle schools beginning this fall.
But on Thursday it was the teachers' turn.
P.E. instructors from the district's eight middle schools participated in a safety training session on the new climbing wall installed at Lomax Middle School.
Thanks to a Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant, climbing walls have been installed in the gyms of each district middle school for use by students during their P.E. classes.
With spotters in place, teachers slowly move across the face of the wall.
Kimberly King of Special Programs gets a grip on the situation.
Spotter Stephani Herring comes to the assistance of climber Crystal Lilly. Both teach P.E. at Melillo.