Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sports Day 2013

The sports day at Namsung is far closer to an episode of Takeshi's Castle rather than the traditional egg and spoon race I'm used to in England.

All the old favourites from last year were played again, plus a few new ones. It started out with Natasha and I, plus maybe thirty of the mums wafting a long, thin piece of material while dads threw their first grade kids onto said material and were flung across the tempestuous waves the mothers were creating, while screaming as their loved ones were flicked around. I was sad that the put your child in a sack, mix them all around and then give the mums a minute to find their offspring event wasn't featured this year.

Next, came with the good old, fill-the-windsock-with-balloons race followed by hockey played with wooden spoons and huge plastic pigs, relay races, flicking giant balls into the air and team races whilst riding a huge inflatable sausage and wearing a wizard's hat!

I love that all the mum's give it their best shot too and get involved. The vice principal stepped in at one point to stop a Grandma trying to mount the inflatable sausage, I also noticed the dads were playing dirty in the relays. One poor dad got pushed over, managed to do a barrel roll and get back onto his feet, will keeping his first position, we were all very impressed!

The highlight has to be the kids making a huge mountain by trapping air under a huge piece of material made out of the same stuff as a parachute. It was then that we got told that the aim of it was for us to climb the mountain and try and push the air out of it! Pretty terrifying but made me feel like a massive kid again!

It was lots of fun, and the kids finished off the event dancing to Crayon Pop's Ba Ba Ba song. We all rushed out pretty early as the first typhoon of the year was making its way to Busan.

Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day
Namsung Elementary School Sports Day



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