Melville Elementary Unveils Rock-Climbing Wall for Students
School officials say this is the only rock wall at an elementary school on Aquidneck Island.
Students are typically not allowed to climb up the schools' walls, but teachers at Melville Elementary are starting to making exceptions, at least for gym class.
A new rock-climbing wall was unveiled Wednesday evening at the school on West Main Road.
School leaders say this is the only rock-climbing wall in an elementary school on Aquidneck Island.
The rock wall will be used by students during gym class. The construction of the wall cost $3,300, which was funded entirely by the Melville Parent-Teacher Group.
The school was given a discount for the cost since they are considered a "demonstration school." The company which constructed the rock wall, Everlast, is testing to see if the wall is a success at Melville, said school officials.
Below is a brief video from the rock wall's unveiling that took place Wednesday evening at the school: