On Wednesday, SHSID had our annual “Sports Meet.” The Sports Meet could be considered SHSID’s version of Foote School’s “Field Day”. However, the two have a very different vibe. Foote’s Field Day was active and sporty – 50-yard dashes and relay races sparked fierce middle school competition. I wouldn’t say SHSID’s Sports Meet could be considered “sporty” or “competitive”. There were parents trampling their children with water bottles and Chinese-style Power Bars (AKA beef(?) jerky) before they even started their bowling activity! Rather than a 50-yard dash, SHSID’s PE department spent the past two months choreographing a dance routine involving synchronized inflatable pom-poms. The entire primary school practiced and perfected the dance and performed it at the Sports Meet as part of the Opening Ceremony. While it was not the sportiest Sports Meet, it was quite adorable. The students had fun, and the parents had even more fun. Grades 1 and 2 wore matching orange Sports Meet jerseys and grades 3 and 4 wore green. Teachers got navy – it makes a perfect running top! It wasn’t competitive, but there was certainly a nice dose of school spirit…GO ORANGE!
My name is Allie or 何爱俐, and I am enjoying my fifth year of living in China. I started out studying Chinese in Beijing at 北京首都经贸大学, then teaching in Shanghai at 上海中学国际部, and now I am attending business school at 北京大学汇丰商学院 in Shenzhen. Read my blog to follow my adventures...Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!