By REAGAN WHALEN | Junior Reporter | Age 11
Calvary has a history of having an Olympics Day on the last day of school every year. Then COVID hit.
Last year Calvary was split into teams based on countries as usual, but we had to send in trick shots from home. Such as shooting a basketball from a balcony into a bucket or throwing a paper towel roll onto its stand. Fun but not the same.
Calvary usually puts us into four teams or four different countries, and you have to wear your country color on Olympics Day. At the beginning of the day you play the games you signed up for, and where you place in each event determines how many points your team gets.
After all the games are done, you all go into your country’s tent and they start the big race, the kindergarteners go first and all the way up to fifth grade. The race starts out with four girls or boys from each country at the start line, when the whistle blows they run to a bicycle and pedal to a cornhole area.
You try to shoot the bag in the hole and you can’t go on until you’ve done so. Then, you have to carry heavy weight bags to a gymnastics mat and roll over. After, you run to a slip and slide, and glide down it and quickly get back up and run to the finish line, then the team that has the most points at the end wins.
It is really fun and a lot of kids look forward to it every year. Last year was just not the same, but this year it is better.
This year we are split into four countries and we get an Olympic Hour not Day, and not for the activities we signed up for like hurdles and hula hooping, but for baseball and kickball.
I am hoping that we get to have as much fun as the years before even with just an hour, and Calvary should thank our teachers and principals for letting us get anything at all. Just hoping that next year it will be back the way it should be.
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