By: Manasvi Adusumilli
The day began as the house captains briefed the participants about the events. A series of events were planned out and divided throughout the week. On today’s agenda was the hurdle jump, the broad jump, and the shuttle run. Before engaging in these activities, the houses were led through a warm-up to increase energy levels. The students were informed to line up for the events of their interest and perform them accordingly. The house captains recorded the required data in order to later present it. These performance results would be used to allocate house points. While actively participating and ensuring no one was left behind, social distancing and safety regulations were followed.
“It’s events like these that not only keep us active, but bring our houses closer together,” says Ms. Yellisette. Supporting this, Srishti Macha, the Jupiter house captain calls her house “a supportive family that always has each other's backs.” With similar motives, the houses were filled with energy, power, competitiveness, but most importantly sportsmanship and a supportive, and motivating nature.
While some members of the student council intend to implement similar events more consistently into their schedule, others view this as an opportunity to engage in and motivate students to physically exercise as often as possible. After a lot of time and effort, the student council was able to coordinate and execute a socially-distanced, house-spirited, and greatly enjoyed first day. Today was a great day to lose some of those extra calories, show off that athleticism, and win some extra house points!