We had a very exciting Elementary Sports Day this week. This year, ELC joined the Elementary sports day for the first time. It was a beautiful sunny day and a national holiday in Japan so many families could come to support our students.
All of the students had completed a unit based on individual pursuits with the central idea “As people grow, new skills, abilities and understandings develop”; They had learnt how to run, throw and jump.
How can I run faster? quicker?
How can I jump farther? higher? faster?
How can I throw stronger? more accurately?
In class, they inquired into different ways to run, throw and jump through activities.
On the Sports Day, we had 8 activity stations where each class had to work together to achieve success. Each activity was based on running, throwing or jumping, so the students could showcase their learning from the unit.
The ELC, Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 had a focus of collaborating as best as they could to support their class. Grades 3, 4 and 5 were collaborating in their class teams to build a team score and bonus points were awarded at each station for enthusiasm, how well the class collaborated and cared for each other.
We had 16 Middle School student leaders to support the event this year and they lead the activity stations. They demonstrated fantastic leadership skills that helped the Elementary students.
The Elementary students showed their best skills and had a fantastic day!
Elementary Sports Day Photos (Click the photo and you can see more!)
Grade 3 – Grade 5 photos