Students Take on the Mini Beast
While students in the Elizabeth Lee Black School are too young to participate in Barber Beast on the Bay on September 7, they are showing that they indeed have what it takes to “beat the beast.” Youngsters are participating in an elaborate obstacle course challenge set up in the Gym and developed by school faculty.
The “Mini Beast on the Bay” offers ten obstacles that have been adapted for students of all physical abilities and ages.
All of the obstacles are focused on nautical themes, including a cannon ball relay race, a frog hop with lily pads on mats, and a scooter that “surfs the rapids.” The elaborate decorations include a ship with steering wheel and a “Don’t Give Up the Ship” flag that can be raised and lowered by students.
The event is taking place under a 30’ sail with the image of the beast suspended from the Gym ceiling.
The obstacle course was developed and constructed over the past two months by physical education teacher Ross Moore and a team of teachers and physical therapists from the Elizabeth Lee Black School.