Last Friday, both the Senior School PE students and Junior School kids shared an afternoon of activities and games on the Senior School field.
“Right To Play was more than something to write on my resume; the seemingly simple task of coordinating activities was a form of leadership that I really connected to.”
The Senior School students were organized into two categories: leaders and buddies. As a leader, you were in charge of administering and teaching an assigned game to the different group of kids. Buddies were responsible for their own group of kids and rotated around the different games with them. Being designated as a leader, I had a great time meeting and interacting with many of the exuberant kids. Some of the games included Elephant Balls, Healthy Food Tag and Human Knot.
This was an event promoting Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
In the beginning I wasn’t sure what to expect of the day, but once the events were over, I felt I had enjoyed the afternoon as much as the kids did. It was certainly a unique experience for me ― never having a significant background working with young children. In addition, it was also a great leadership opportunity.
Right To Play was more than something to write on my resume; the seemingly simple task of coordinating activities was a form of leadership that I really connected to. Personally, I wouldn’t identify myself as a strong leader, however, I do believe that this collaboration with the Junior school has helped me to become a more confident person.
“I thought the games were fun. I met some of the Grade 11 students that I didn’t know.” – Makena, Grade 1
“I thought it was kind of nice how so many students put together their own games for the Senior School students. I thought it was nice how we got put into groups so that we could have the same people with us.” – Logan, Grade 3
“I really liked the game Elephant Balls because there were lots of different steps and stages.” – Sara, Grade 2
“I like how the Senior School students took their time to do that for us and let us play.” – Nadine, Grade 4
“I loved it – we got to play a variety of games.” – Christian, Grade 4
“I liked the ice cream and that it included a lot of running. It was pretty fun.” – Peter, Grade 4