Despite the rain showers, we had a blast at Sports Day this year! Sports Day is a relay-based event, with 40 teams rotating around 10 different stations. Our Grade 7 leaders planned, built and operated each of the 10 stations, planned the first aid/lost & found, and photographed the event. Way to go, Grade 7s!
While there was no theme this year, we continued to live our school motto “Not for Ourselves Alone”, and used one of the stations to “Fill a Bucket!” The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Each student brought a $1 or $2 coin and we filled the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s “bucket” with a donation.
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.