Sports Day at the school
How do you get a bunch of 2.x year olds to understand the concept of a race with a starting line and a finish? Seems daunting, but Akshara’s school Tree-House managed it extremely well. It was an entertaining day at the races, both for the kids and the parents!
Akshara wasn’t quite sure as to where we were taking her on that morning. But, on the ground, once she familiar faces, she settled down quite well. Before the races began, Shriya and Akshara decided to have warm-up laps of the ground. But they took it too seriously and ended up making it a very tiring walk for her teachers to go and fetch them back.
Every kid was made to wear a “fruit” tag around the neck and it was called a fruit-race, probably to make it interesting for the kids. Akshara was all set for the race, but i guess the teachers forgot to teach one important thing about the starting point. They forgot to tell Akshara the direction in which the race was supposed to be run! And Hari, he just wasn’t interested in running with the girls. He wanted something more challenging!
The actual race happened very fast. While her teacher said “Ready, steady, go!” and the kids started running, Akshara was still busy waving to the crowds. So, one of the teachers had to pull her along for the race. Unfortunately, the teacher was a slow runner 🙂
So, Akshara ended up getting a participation certificate and was clearly thrilled about the piece of paper she can play with!
But Shriya had a different plan up her sleeve. While other races were going on, she decided to usurp the first place on the podium. She also tried to convince the chief guest to have a separate presentation ceremony, just for the photographs.
There was also the parent-daughter race in which Akshara and Vidhya put up a creditable effort. There was also some parents who forgot the fun aspect and were desperate to win resulting in the first-aid boxes being used!
To ensure that the parents don’t feel left out, a parents race (Three-legged race) was also organised. Vidhya and I ensured that we got enough photography mileage out of it 🙂
On the whole, it was a very well organised event and Kudos to TreeHouse for this.