ES Cross Country Day Information 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-12-40-09-pmWe are excited to announce that the annual YIS Cross Country will be held in Negishi park on Friday, November 18th from 9am to 11am.

The students will have choices to run 1 lap (1.3km) or 2 laps (2.6km). They will set their own goals and try to achieve them on that day.
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The race schedule is detailed below.

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If time does not permit the awards being handed out at Negishi Park, this will take place at school.

Practice
Every PE class from Grade 3-5 will have the opportunity to complete some practice in advance of this exciting day during PE time. Grade 3 will have an opportunity to practice at Negishi Park on November 9th, when they will take a bus to the park with their homeroom teachers and the PE teachers. Unfortunately, the park requested that we do not use the park for the other grades to practice, so we will be practicing closer to school this year.
Grade 3-5 students who are keen to complete more training might like to talk to their parents about adding some extra fitness based activities during the holidays and weekends.
As the holiday approaches, it might be time to think about whether students have the most appropriate gear for Cross Country and PE in general, some ideas may include:

Shoes
All students need to wear proper athletic running shoes. Shoes should offer plenty of support and grip and be appropriate for sports.
Sports Shorts/shirts etc.
Try and choose sport fabrics and then buy some warmer layers for colder weather. All YIS students are required to wear a YIS T-shirt to PE which can be purchased in the school store. The school store hours are:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:15 – 11:30 am

We would love your support on this day, so please feel free to come along to Negishi Park to watch the races. Unfortunately we are limited to 2 busses so we do not have space on the busses for parents and other spectators.

If you have any questions about the Cross Country day, please contact any of members of the PE Department listed below
Mark Ralph – ralphm@yis.ac.jp
Liam Claydon – claydonl@yis.ac.jp
Asako Clark – clarka@yis.ac.jp

Kind Regards,

Mark Ralph
Whole School Team Leader for Physical and Health Education

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