We Had a Field Day on Field Day! May 25, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Happiness, People.
Jill’s post about school recess periods, We’re Free, brought back happy memories of playing on the playground in grade school:
Kick Ball. Dodge Ball. Tether Ball. Hop Scotch. Jump Rope.
Remembering those good times on the playground reminded me of our annual Field Day event.
We had a Field Day on Field Day!
Instead of sitting in class, classes assembled outside to run fast, jump high, and compete for ribbons in Olympic caliber events on the track and in the field:
We enjoyed egg-spoon races, 3-legged races, wheelbarrow races (steering human wheelbarrows by the ankles), long jump, high jump, tug-of-war (where even the winners walked away with rope burn), and all manner of mad dashes.
As energy levels flagged, teachers lined us up in facing rows for the Egg Toss.
Not to be confused with the Caber Toss or Hammer Throw:
At first, mere inches separated the two long rows of intent students facing one another. With each successive toss, successful teams had to take another step back before launching their oval missiles.
Eventually the chasm was too wide to cross with a gentle toss and the eggs got scrambled.
Rather like Humpty Dumpty.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Did you celebrate Field Days in your school?