Today was Sports Day at my school, an annual event that pits homeroom classes against each other in a variety of athletic competitions. There were traditional sports such as soccer, basketball, and dodgeball, but also fun outdoors games like jump rope, tug-of-war, and relays. The last event of the day was a dance showcase by the first years, which involved hit K-pop songs, cute choreography, and a healthy amount of cross-dressing. Sports Day was a blast, and I had a great time watching my students get their competitive spirits on in the realm of sports (instead of science). They also had tons of fun; I was surprised, but not really surprised, at how much energy they had to spare and how much class spirit they mustered up for the day's events. Here are photos!
|Group jump rope (단체 줄넘기)!|
|Tug-of-war (줄다리기)! This team's Sports Day uniform was awesome: leopard-print monpe (몸뻬) and ears! And war paint!|
|The third-year team celebrating a victory. They went on to win the overall competition.!|
|One of the events was a penalty shoot-out (승부차기) for female students. It was a lot more intense than I'd anticipated!|
|One first-year class performed PSY's "Gentleman" -- it had to show up, right? -- complete with the messy beer scene (with water).|