Pointy sticks - The javelin event had kids pointing to the skies.

Javelins, bouncy castles and high jumpers

Ecole Mother Teresa rewarded their students for a year of hard work with a fun-filled Sports Day.

  • Jun. 23, 2016 8:00 a.m.

When is the cut off for the Rio Olympics again?

On Friday, June 17 Ecole Mother Teresa rewarded their students for a year of hard work with a fun-filled Sports Day complete with games, activities and friendly completion. The events ranged from traditional track and field events like javelin and high jump, to more fun-based activities like water relays and bouncy castles.

Miriam Hick, a teacher at Mother Teresa, was pleased with the results of the day saying that the “day couldn’t be better” and that they had “amazing warm weather.”

“The way the day develops is that the students are put into smaller groups and then we assign a colour to the group,” she said. “We rotate the colour groups throughout the day.

She added that the day couldn’t have been possible without the combined efforts of teachers, educational assistants, parents and even teachers from the middle school who volunteered their time.

This came right in the nick of time, as students have been pushing hard all year in their classes to succeed academically.

“It is a de-stressor because all of the students have gone through tests and final projects,” Hick said. “The day helps them relieve some that stress through the physical activity.”

Although the object of the day was to help calm the nerves, it was still important that the students challenged themselves.

“Everyone is a winner,” she said. “We want people to give their best effort and we want them to be competitive with themselves.

Hick added that everyone one at Ecole Mother Teresa was “very thankful for all the volunteers and all those who made this day possible.”

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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