We really should have Sports Day in the States
It's kinda difficult to explain the whole sports day thing over here. At its base it's just the kids getting together and playing games and having a good time, but it's also a lot more than that. The kids spend the whole month leading up to it practicing various dance routines and learning how everything works. It's also about forming a sense of community in a way. The older kids take an increasingly participatory part in the event, leading various activities, setting things up, helping the younger children along. There are also group cheers that they all learn and perform for the teachers. All the families come and watch and everybody basically has a good time. I've been asked so many times recently if we have Sports Day in America. Understandably they seem a little disappointed when I say that we don't. Me too, I kinda feel now like I missed out.