Junior School Sports Day: Fill Your Bucket

On June 11, the 2019 Junior School Sports Day brought soaring temperatures and oodles of energy to the YHS campus. This year’s edition, “Fill Your Bucket”, was yet again a fun-filled afternoon. Sports Day is a relay-based event, with 40 teams rotating around 10 different stations. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. All of the relay stations were built around the bucket filling theme.

As part of Sports Day, each student was asked to bring two items: 1) a $1 or $2 coin, and 2) a can of hearty stew or chilli to be donated during one of the ten Sports Day stations. The funds and food are for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank as summertime is actually the most challenging season for families in need of food support. Kids are out of school and families can no longer rely on the breakfast and lunch programs in school for the summer. Through the “Fill Your Bucket” Sports Day we donated 260 pounds of food and $448 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Junior School Sports Day: “Queen Bee Games”

On Wednesday, June 20th, the 2018 Sports Day brought soaring temperatures and oodles of energy to the YHS campus. This year’s edition, The Queen Bee Games, was yet again fun-filled and exciting. With each student being placed on a team, and each team participated in 10 different relay stations, it was a constant buzzing of yellow and black. The students ran, tugged, wheeled, dribbled, shot, zigged, zagged and laughed their way around the field, the gymnasium, and the playground. A big thank you to our Grade 7 students who did a magnificent job designing, organizing, and running each of the stations.

Of course, we must also thank our inspiration, Mrs. June Nolan – “The Queen Bee”. For years June has guided our students and girls. Her classroom has always been a hive of work, with each student constantly encouraged to “Bee… her… best!”. We wish Mrs. Nolan all the best in her retirement!

Brent Jackson
Junior School Athletics Coordinator