In the beginning of May schools in Korea have a "Sports Day". They practice for weeks in advance, fine tuning their athletic skills: jumping rope, relay racing, and tug-o-war-ing. The school divides into two teams, red and white (apparently every school in Korea has a red team and white team), and they pit their efforts against each other in a 4-hour-plus fun fest.
It's pretty awesome.
|The 5th graders, jiving|
|1st graders doing a traditional dance|
It's pretty fun to watch. I never see my students when they are just happy and playing. It's a whole new side of them! I snapped some pictures and cheered for whoever I happened to be standing next to at the time.
The best part? No classes!
What an awesome day.
|Parents Tug o'war (totally hilarious)|