Thanks to the efforts of FRCS student Ben Cometto and a team of volunteers (many from Ben’s Eagle Scout Troop 404), FRCS is now the proud owner of a Gaga Ball Pit! This is a great addition to the Falcon Forest area and is a lot of fun for students.
What is Ga-Ga Ball you ask? It’s similar to dodge ball except the game uses only one ball. The object is to be the last person standing. Players may not can’t catch the ball or scoop it up…it may only be hit (open handed) from person to person. If it hits you below the waist (or in some versions below the knee), you are eliminated. The game originated in Israel and literally translated means “touch-touch” ball.
Following are some photos of the pit’s construction. If you open the full photo album on Facebook, the last two photos show students playing the game.
Behind-the-scenes photos from the latest addition to FRCS's Falcon Forest area: the Ga Ga Ball Pit. The pit is a result…
Editor’s note: You may notice various spellings of the name of the game (Gaga, ga-ga, and ga ga) when mentioned on social media or even in this blog post. That is because we cannot find an “official” spelling, and these three options appear with regularity across all sources we found.